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1940-1941 

MINUTES 

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ALBEMARLE 
PRESBYTERY 



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Mid-summer Adjourned Session, Johnson Chapel, July 9, 1940 
Adjourned Meeting, High Point, N. C, (Synod) September 4, 1940 

103rd Stated Session, Rocky Mount, N. C, 
October 8, 9, 1940 

Mid-winter Adjourned Session, Farmville, N. C, January 14, 1941 

DiV.Sch. lP!d Meeting, La Grange, N. C, February 16, 1941 

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^ 14th Stated Session, Washington, N. C, 

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104th kVith Directory, in front; Appendix in back — 

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— Statistical Summary On Center Pages — 







1940-1941 

MINUTES 

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ALBEMARLE 
PRESBYTERY 



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Mid-summer Adjourned Session, Johnson Chapel, July 0, 1940 
Adjourned Meeting, High Point, N. C, (Synod) September 4, 1940 

103rd Stated Session, Rocky Mount, N. C, 
October 8, 9, 1940 

Mid-winter Adjourned Session, Farmville, N. C, January 14, 1941 
Adjourned Meeting, La Grange, N. C, February 16, 1941 

104th Stated Session, Washington, N. C, 
April 22, 23, 1941 

— With Directory, in front; Appendix in back — 
— Statistical Summary On Center Pages — 



DIRECTORY 
Albemarle Presbytery 



(Corrected to April 23, 1941, including action of Spring Meeting of 

the Presbytery.) 

Moderator: Rev. J. Norton Dendy, Tarboro. 

Stated Clerk and Treasurer: Rev. R. E. McClure, New Bern.* 

Permanent Clerk: Rev. R. L. Forbis, Jr., Rocky Mount.* 

Benevolent Treasurer: Rev. Z. T. Piephoff, Williamston.* 

Treasurer Home Mission Committee: Rev. H. R. McFadyen, Pinetops.** 

Promotional Secretary: ** 

*Term of office expires in Spring of 1943. 
**Elected by Presbytery's Home Mission Committee for term at the will 
of the Committee. 



TRUSTEES: Of Presbytery : W. S. Wilkinson, Rocky Mount, 1st, S-1942 

R. B. Peters, Sr., Howard Memorial, S-1943 

W. G. Weeks, Rocky Mount, 1st, S-1944 

TRUSTEES: Of Peace: Rev. L. R. Scott, D.D., Goldsboro, S-1942 

H. H. Littrell, Rocky Mount, 1st, S-1943 

TRUSTEES: Of Davidson: J. P. Booth, Kinston, S-1943 

Rev. R. E. McClure, New Bern, S-1945 



PERMANENT COMMITTEES 

(All terms of office expire in the Fall) 
Presbytery's Home Missions 

Chairman: Rev. Chester Alexander, Tarboro, 1943 
1941 — J. B. Sparrow, Washington; R. B. Peters, Sr., Howard Memorial; 

H. A. Walker, Kinston. 
1942 — Rev. T. H. Hamilton, Kinston; Rev. R. S. Boyd, D.D., Greenville; 

H. H. Littrell, Rocky Mount, 1st. 
1943 — The Chairman; Rev. L. R. Scott, D.D., Goldsboro; Rev. R. E. 

McClure, New Bern. 
Treasurer: Rev. H. R. McFadyen, Pinetops. 

Foreign Missions 

Chairman: Rev. L. W. Kessler, R.F.D. 2, Tarboro, 1943; C. S. Hollister, 
New Bern, 1942; Rev. J. A. Satterfield, Rocky Mount, 1941. 

Synod and Assembly Home Missions 

Chairman: Rev. E. C. Lynch, Wilson, 1943; J. Hill Paylor, Farmville, 
1942; Rev. H. M. Wilson, Farmville, 1941. 

Christian Education and Ministerial Relief 

Chairman: Rev. R. E. McClure, New Bern, 1943; A. W. Houtz, Cann 
Memorial, 1942; Rev. Z. T. Piephoff, Williamston, 1941. 

Synod and Assembly's Religious Education 

Chairman: Rev. R. L. Forbis, Rocky Mount, 1943; J. H. Roberson, 
R.F.D. 1, Williamston, 1942; Rev. F. E. Manning, La Grange, 1941. 



Assembly's Training School 

Chairman: Rev. R. S. Boyd, D.D., Greenville, 1943; J. R. Edmundson, 
Wilson, 1942; Rev. J. N. Dendy, Tarboro, 1941. 

Bible Cause 

Chairman: Rev. C. A. Lawrence, Falkland, 1943; R. A. Fountain, Foun- 
tain, 1942; Rev. J. A. Satterfield, Rocky Mount, 1941. 

Orphan's Home 

Chairman: Rev. H. M. Wilson, Farmville, 1943; J. Nat Harrison, Green- 
ville, 1942; Dr. W. L. Hand, New Bern, 1941. 

Educational Institutions 

Chairman: Rev. Hugh E. Powel, Washington, 1943; A. P. Thorpe, Jr., 
Rocky Mount, 1st, 1942; R. B. Peters, Jr., Howard Memorial, 1941. 

Stewardship 

Chairman: Rev. Z. T. Piephoff, Williamston, 1941; F. M. Pridgen, Rocky 
Mount, 1st, 1941; H. A. Walker, Kinston, 1942; J. Nat Harrison, 
Greenville, 1942; Rev. Norman Johnson, Rocky Mount, 1943. 

Woman's Work 

Chairman: Rev. Hugh E. Powel, Washington, 1943; Arthur Fountain, 
Wm. and Mary Hart, 1941; A. P. Thorpe, Jr., Rocky Mount, 1st, 
1942. 

Religious Education 

General Chairman: Rev. L. R. Scott, D.D., Goldsboro, 1943. 

(Membership in this Committee is distributed by the committee to 

various sub-committees.) 

Children's Division: H. H. McLean, Chm., Plymouth, 1941; Rev. F. E. 
Manning, La Grange, 1942; Miss Sarah D. Whitmore, Greenville*; 
Mrs. H. R. McFadyen, Pinetops.** 

Young People's Division: Rev. J. Norton Dendy, Chm., Tarboro, 1942; 
Rev. H. E. Powel, Washington, 1942; Rev. T. H. Hamilton, Kinston, 
1943; Miss Sarah D. Whitmore, Greenville*; Mrs. Paul L. Borden, 
Goldsboro.** 

Adult Division: A. E. Gibson, Greenville, Chm., 1941; Rev. C. C. Craw- 
ford, Elizabeth City, 1942; J. P. Booth, Kinston, 1943; Mrs. Harold 
Maxwell, New Bern.** 

Leadership Training: Mrs. C. C. Todd, Rocky Mount,* Chm.; H. H. 
McLean, Plymouth, 1941; Rev. C. C. Crawford, Elizabeth City, 
1942; Mrs. Frank Lea, Wilson.** 

Sunday School Extension and Rural Work: Rev. H. R. McFadyen, Pine- 
tops, Chm., 1942; A. E. Gibson, Greenville, 1941; Mrs. Marion 
Wall, Tarboro.** 

Religious Education in Public Schools: Rev. H. E. Powel, Washington, 
Chm., 1942. 

Director 1941 Young People's Conference: Rev. R. E. McClure, New Bern. 
*Indicates membership by virtue of office in Albemarle Presbyterial 

and for term of office at the will of that body. 

** Advisory members appointed by Committee from members of Albe- 
marle Presbyterial. 

Evangelism and Spiritual Life 

Chairman: Rev. R. S. Boyd, D.D., Greenville, 1943; S. E. Leonard, Rocky 
Mount, 1st, 1941; Rev. Norman Johnson, Rocky Mount, 1942. 

Finance and Auditing 

Chairman: Rev. T. H. Hamilton, Kinston, 1943; A. N. Daniel, Wilson, 
1941; B. W. Moseley, Greenville, 1942. 



Moral and Social Welfare 

Chairman: Rev. C. C. Crawford, Elizabeth City, 1943; Rev. R. L. Forbis, 
Jr., Rocky Mount, 1941; Rev. Norman Johnson, Rocky Mount, 
1941; A. H. Betts, Goldsboro, 1942; J. T. Sadler, Howard Memorial, 
1943. 

Official Reports of Churches 

Chairman: Rev. J. Norton Dendy, Tarboro, 1942; R. A. Perry, Wilson, 
1941; M. F. McKeel, Jr., Washington, 1942; Rev. Norman Johnson, 
Rocky Mount, 1943; Dr. B. W. Brown, Pinetops, 1943. 

Sessional Records 

Chairman: Rev. C. A. Lawrence, Falkland, 1942; Rev. C. C. Crawford, 
Elizabeth City, 1941; Rev. J. A. Satterfield, Rocky Mount, 1943. 

Commission on The Minister and His Work 

(Term of office expires in Fall.) 
Chairman: Rev. E. C. Lynch, Wilson, 1943 
1941 — Rev. Chester Alexander, Tarboro. 

1942 — Rev. H. R. McFadyen, Pinetops; Dr. J. R. Edmundson, Wilson. 
1943 — J. T. Lawrence, Wm. and Mary Hart. 

Alternates to either of above Ruling Elders: J. B. Sparrow, Washington; 
H. A. Walker, Kinston; E. P. Cunningham, Williamston; A. P. 
Thorpe, Rocky Mount, 1st. 

Examining Committee 

Chairman: Rev. R. E. McClure 
Theology: Rev. Norman Johnson, Rev. R. S. Boyd, D.D. 
Sacraments: Rev. Z. T. Piephoff, Rev. J. A. Satterfield. 
Church Government: Rev. H. R. McFadyen, Rev. C. C. Crawford. 
Thesis and Exegesis: Rev. L. R. Scott, D.D., Rev. H. M. Wilson. 

NOTE: Candidates for Licensure or Ordination are expected to notify 
the Chairman, at least thirty days in advance of their appearance for such 
examinations, or the Presbytery may exercise its right to postpone such 
examinations. 

All written parts must be in the hands of the Sub-Committee on Thesis 
and Exegesis at least ten days before such examination. 

Any young man desirous of being taken under the care of the Presby- 
tery as a Candidate for the Gospel Ministry must make application on a 
special form prescribed by the General Assembly, and special corre- 
spondence must be had with five persons to be named on said form. 

It is necessary to secure this blank form from the Chairman of the 
Examining Committee and to allow ample time for this correspondence 
before any prospective candidate can appear before the Presbytery. 
Commission to Install Rev. L. W. Kessler at Wm. and Mary Hart: Rev. 
R. L. Forbis, Jr., to Preside; Rev. Chester Alexander, to Preach; 
Rev. J. N. Dendy; Ruling Elder H. H. McLean, to Charge the Con- 
gregation. Alternate Ruling Elder, R. B. Peters, Sr. Two min- 
isters and one Ruling Elder to constitute a quorum. Time left to 
the Commission. 
Representative on Synod's Committee on the Minister and His Work: Rev. 

E. C. Lynch, Wilson. 
Special Committee on Christian Education: Ruling Elder A. P. Thorpe, 
Jr., Rocky Mount, 1st, Chairman; Rev. T. H. Hamilton, Kinston; 
Rev. R. E. McClure, New Bern; Ruling Elder R. B. Peters, Jr., 
Howard Memorial; Rev. L. R. Scott, D.D., Goldsboro. 



MID-SUMMER ADJOURNED SESSION 



Johnson Memorial Presbyterian Chapel, of the 

Howard Memorial Church, Tarboro, 

July 9, 1940, 10:30 A. M. 



Albemarle Presbytery met in Mid-summer Adjourned Session 
at the Johnson Memorial Presbyterian Chapel, near Tarboro, at 
10 :30 A. M., July 9, 1940, and was called to order by the Moder- 
ator, Rev. R. L. Forbis, Jr. 

Rev. J. Norton Dendy, minister in charge of the Chapel, con- 
ducted a devotional exercise and constituted the Presbytery with 
prayer. 

The roll was called showing the following to be present : 

Ministers: J. A. Satterfield, Z. T. Piephoff, R. E. McClure, Chester 
Alexander, H. R. McFadyen, R. L. Forbis, Jr., J. N. Dendy, R. L. Scott, 
R. S. Boyd, C. C. Crawford, J. W. Vinson, T. H. Hamilton. 

Ruling Elders: Howard Memorial, R. B. Peters, Jr.; Greenville, J. 
Nat Harrison; Rocky Mount, 1st, H. H. Littrell; Kinston, C. A. Wiggins; 
Wm. and Mary Hart, J. T. Lawrence. 

The Presbytery heard greetings from Mrs. C. A. Johnson, 
through whom the work at the Chapel has been carried forward 
for a number of years, and whose family made possible the brick 
building in which the Presbytery was holding its sessions. Also 
heard at the time were Ruling Elder R. Brooks Peters, Jr., who 
had also given personal services in the establishment and carry- 
ing on of the work. 

Rev. Chester Alexander, pastor of the Howard Memorial 
Church, and Ruling Elder J. T. Lawrence of the Wm. and Mary 
Hart Church, responded. Attention was called to the initial 
beginnings of the work at this point, as well as at Leggetts, 
where the Wm. and Mary Hart Church is located, under the direc- 
tion of the late Rev. J. N. H. Summerell, D.D., while he was 
pastor at Tarboro, in 1888. The revived work at the local point 
was begun in 1927. Ruling Elder R. B. Peters, Jr., had a part in 
the revival of the work. 

Ruling Elder J. Nat Harrison presented his resignation as 
chairman of the Permanent Committee on Stewardship. Upon 
motion the Presbytery voted to accept the resignation and asked 
the Moderator to appoint a committee of two, including the Stated 
Clerk, to bring in a nomination of a successor to Mr. Harrison. 

The Moderator named Rev. R. S. Boyd, D.D., to serve on this 
committee with the clerk. 

Extensive verbal reports were had from the Committee on 
Religious Education. These included statements relative to the 



Conference for Young People held at Peace College, Raleigh, July 
1-5, 1940, by the director, Rev. R. E. McClure. It was agreed that 
a full statement would be incorporated in the Minutes after all 
the financial obligations outstanding were met. It was stated 
that the enrollment was 152, with a probable net balance of some 
$65.00. 

(See Appendix — Stated Clerk.) 

Other parts of the report dealt with Daily Vacation Bible 
Schools in the Presbytery, and Montreat Conferences. 

The order of the day having arrived, set at the Spring Meeting 
of the Presbytery, Rev. J. A. Satterfield was given the floor to 
conduct a service of appreciation of Rev. J. W. Vinson, ordained 
by this Presbytery in 1939, and under appointment to sail for 
China as a missionary within the next few weeks. 

Rev. Z. T. Piephoff spoke of the fine work Mr. Vinson had done 
in Martin County. Mr. Vinson responded to the remarks and the 
Presbytery was led in several prayers for Mr. Vinson and other 
Missionaries reported to be in this country due to ill health. 

The Presbytery took recess for lunch. 



2:15 P. M. 



The Presbytery reconvened at 2:15 and entered an informal 
discussion of Home Mission problems. Being informed of the 
strategic importance of a contribution, already promised, but in 
larger installments than previously anticipated, to the Cann 
Memorial Church, Elizabeth City, the Presbytery adopted the 
following resolution: 

Albemarle Presbytery authorizes the Home Mission Committee 
to make a long term loan, not to exceed One Thousand Dollars 
($1,000.00), same to be used for building purposes approved by 
the Presbytery. 

Rev. L. R. Scott, D.D., introduced the matter of the financial 
campaign for Assembly's Training School, and requested that 
the Presbytery clarify its stand relative to the campaign within 
her bounds. 

The following resolution was presented and adopted: 

Albemarle Presbytery approves the educational presentation of the 
needs and claims of the Assembly's Training School in each church next 
Fall, and the Session of each church is left to devise the most suitable 
plans for raising funds in each congregation. 

It was ordered that the Commissioners to the recent General 
Assembly be requested to bring in a unified report of recommen- 
dations to the fall meeting, touching the matters sent to the 
Presbytery by that Assembly. 

It was also ordered that Presbytery shall meet at the Rocky 
Mount First Church, October 8, 1940, at 11 A. M., the 
morning session to include the Moderator's Sermon, Presbyterial 
Communion Service, and organization of the body for work ; that 
the afternoon be left entirely open for the meeting of Commit- 



tees ; that the evening service be a Popular Meeting in the interest 
of Home Missions, under the direction of Rev. Z. T. Piephoff, 
with the report of the Permanent Committee; and that other 
necessary business be transacted on Wednesday morning and 
afternoon. 

Rev. C. A. Lawrence requested permission to labor outside the 
bounds of the Presbytery. Information being given that such 
labors involved only the supplying of pulpits on an irregular 
schedule and for a few Sundays only, it was ruled that no such 
permission was necessary- 
Specific announcement was made of the Laymen's Missionary 
Convention at Montreat, to be held in August. 

There being no further business to come before the Presbytery, 
the minutes were read and approved, and the Presbytery ad- 
journed with prayer. 

REV. R. L. FORBIS, JR., Moderator. 
Attest : REV. R. E, McCLURE, Stated Clerk. 



ADJOURNED MEETING 



High Point, N. C, September 4, 1940 



Albemarle Presbytery met pursuant to adjournment at the 
Presbyterian Church, during the meetings of the Synod, at High 
Point, N. C, September 4th, at 9 P. M. 

Present : 

Ministers: R. L. Forbis, Jr., Moderator, Chester Alexander, H. M. 
Wilson, E. C. Lynch, Z. T. Piephoff, R. E. McClure. 

Ruling Elders: John B. Sparrow, Washington; A. E. Gibson, Green- 
ville; H. H. Littrell, Rocky Mount, 1st. 

Mr. Frank Powell Sanders, member of the Howard Memorial 
Church, Tarboro, was present to be received as a Candidate for 
the Ministry. 

The Examining Committee reported that they had interviewed 
Mr. Sanders privately, and had received from the required num- 
ber of individuals satisfactory testimonials of his character and 
earnestness. 

Mr. Sanders was examined on Experimental Religion and his 
Motives for seeking the Ministry. 

These examinations being sustained as satisfactory, and the 
applicant, having answered the required questions of the Book 
of Church Order, Mr. Sanders was received, by formal vote, as 
a Candidate for the Gospel Ministry, and a suitable charge was 
delivered after which a prayer was offered. 

Mr. Sanders indicated his intention of entering Center College, 
in Kentucky, as a Junior. He did not make application for any 
financial aid. 

Upon the request of Rev. J. W. Vinson who is sailing for China, 
as a missionary of the Presbyterian Church in the United States, 
Presbytery voted unanimously to commend him to the Executive 
Committee of Foreign Missions. The Stated Clerk was author- 
ized to sign a formal statement to this effect. 

There being no further business, the Presbytery adjourned to 
meet at the First Presbyterian Church, Rocky Mount, N. C, at 
11 a. m., October 6, 1940, and was dismissed with prayer. 

REV. R. L. FORBIS, Moderator. 

REV. R. E. McCLURE, Stated Clerk. 



103RD STATED SESSION 



First Presbyterian Church, Rocky Mount, N. C, 
October 8, 9, 1940 



The Presbytery of Albemarle met in regular fall session at the 
First Presbyterian Church, Rocky Mount, N. C, at 11 A. M., 
October 8, 1940, and was constituted with prayer by Rev. T. L. 
Harnesberger. 

The retiring moderator, Rev. R. L. Forbis, Jr., preached the 
opening sermon from the text, Hebrews 6:6. 

Rev. Norman Johnson, the host pastor, and his session, as- 
sisted by Rev. J. A. Satterfield administered the Sacrament of 
the Lord's Supper. 

The roll was called and the following were present: ("2" after 
a name indicates enrollment on Wednesday.) 

Ministers Churches Ruling Elders 

Hanrahan, G. B., Ex 

Crane, A. J., Ex 

Wildman, J. T., Ex 

Satterfield, J. A Bethlehem Gilliland, A.V 

" Morton 

Lynch, E. C Wilson Whitmore, W. H 

Harnesberger, T. L 

Wilson, H. M Farmville Paylor, J. H 

Falkland 

Piephoff, Z. T Williamston 

McClure, R. E New Bern 

Alexander, Chester Howard Memorial Peters, R. B., Sr 

McFadyen, H. R Pinetops Wiggins, F. L., 2 

" Macclesfield 

Johnson, Norman Rocky Mount, 1st Leonard, S. E 

Forbis, R. L., Jr Rocky Mount, 2nd Winstead, J. E 

Dendy, J. N Nahalah 

Scott, R. L., D.D Goldsboro Mclntyre, Lawrence 

Boyd, R. S., D.D Greenville Moseley, B. W 

Crawford, C. C Cann Memorial Gossard, L. J 

Bennett, J. S Ahoskie 

Vinson, J. W Bear Grass Beacham, Sidney 

Roberson's Chapel Roberson, J. H 

Lawrence, C. A 

Hamilton, T. H Kinston 

Powel, Hugh E., Enr Washington McKeel, M. F., Jr 

(Vacant) Calvary 



Henderlite Mem'L 

Jason 

La Grange 

Eden ton 



(Vacant) 

(Vacant) 

(Vacant) 

(Vacant) 

(Stated Supply) Fountain 

(Stated Supply) Snow Hill 

(Stated Supply) Wm. and Mary Hart__ Lawrence, J. T 

Note: Ministers listed in order of length of membership in the Presby- 
tery. Churches opposite names of pastors. 

Ahoskie has no Session. Layman L. H. Harrison, of the Ahoskie 
Church was given the privileges of the floor. 

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Ruling Elder R. B. Peters, Sr., of Howard Memorial Church, 
was elected Moderator. 

Rev. R. L. Forbis, Jr., was elected Permanent Clerk for the 
term expiring in the spring of 1943. 

Rev. Hugh E. Powel, of Knoxville Presbytery, was present and 
the Stated Clerk read a Certifical of Dismissal for Mr. Powel, 
from that Presbytery to Albemarle. 

Mr. Powel was introduced to the Presbytery as a visiting 
Brother. The church at Washington, having called him as their 
pastor, Mr. Powel was received into the Presbytery by the usual 
examinations on Experimental Religion, Theology and Church 
Government, which were found satisfactory by formal vote, and 
by signing the Obligations of membership. 

The Moderator appointed the following standing committees : 

Attendance — Rev. E. C. Lynch, Rev. Z. T. Piephoff and Ruling Elder, 
J. T. Lawrence. 

Thanks — Rev. L. R. Scott, Rev. R. S. Boyd, and Ruling Elder M. F. 
McKeel, Jr. 

The pastor of the host church, Rev. Norman Johnson, made 
the report of the Steering Committee and presented a docket for 
this meeting which was adopted. 

After announcements, the Presbytery took recess with prayer, 
to meet again at 8 P. M. 



Tuesday, 8 P. M. 

The Presbytery resumed its sessions at 8 P. M. and Rev. Z. T. 
Piephoff, Promotional Secretary of Home Missions, conducted a 
popular meeting in the interest of the home mission work of the 
Presbytery. 

Rev. Chester Alexander was requested to present his report 
as Chairman of the Home Mission Committee. The report was 
received and pending its consideration the popular meeting was 
continued. 

Reports from various fields were presented by the workers and 
by moving pictures of the work. 

The report of the committee was then considered, the body of 
the report received as information and the recommendations 
adopted, as follows : 

Recommendations : 

1. That Rev. A. G. Courtenay be continued as Stated Supply of the 
Fountain and Snow Hill Churches until the spring meeting of Presbytery. 

2. That Presbytery authorize the Committee on Home Missions to 
organize a LEAGUE FOR HOME MISSION ADVANCE. The purpose of 
this League will be that of soliciting voluntary gifts for Presbytery's Home 
Mission work, the gifts being paid in annual, semi-annual, or quarterly 
installments. 

3. That Rev. Chester Alexander, Rev. Z. T. Piephoff and Rev. R. E. 
McClure be authorized to publish a paper of Home Mission on Facts setting 
forth the needs of our Committee for financial assistance and the oppor- 
tunities for Home Mission Advancement in our Presbytery. 

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4. That the Chairman of Home Mission Committee be authorized to 
employ such summer workers as may be necessary to supply vacant fields 
within the Presbytery during the coming summer. 

REV. CHESTER ALEXANDER, Chairman. 

The Presbytery adjourned to meet Wednesday morning at 9 
o'clock and was dismissed with prayer by Rev. C. C. Crawford. 



Wednesday, 9 A. M. 

The Presbytery reconvened Wednesday morning, at 9 A. M., 
in the Thorpe Memorial Chapel of the First Presbyterian Church. 
Rev. Hugh E. Powel, pastor elect of the church of Washington, 
conducted the devotional exercises. 

The minutes of yesterday's sessions were read and approved. 

The Stated Clerk presented a communication from Mr. Tom 
Glascow, of Charlotte, in the form of a lengthy pamphlet, which 
was received as information, without reading. It was identical 
with a pamphlet presented to the Synod of North Carolina. 

A communication from Rev. Henry H. Sweets, D.D., regarding 
Candidates for the Ministry was read as information. 

Rev. C. A. Lawrence requested that his name be placed on the 
Retired Roll. This was granted, subject to acceptance of certain 
papers to be forwarded to the office of the committee on Minis- 
terial Relief. The Stated Clerk was authorized to execute such 
papers as might be necessary. 

Rev. R. S. Boyd, D.D., presented the report on Spiritual Life 
and Evangelism. Pending action on the report, various indi- 
viduals spoke of phases of the work with which they were 
familiar. 

The report was received as information, and the recommen- 
dations adopted. They are as follows: 

Recommendations : 

1. We affirm our purpose to continue the Evangelistic Crusade with 
increasing spiritual fervor and zeal. 

2. We urge all ministers and ruling elders and deacons to study 
Report No. 5 sent out the past few months by the Assembly's Permanent 
Committee; and follow as closely as possible every suggestion. 

3. We recommend that October 1st to December 31st, be a time of 
preparation and study of Evangelism; and that January 1st to March 
31st, be given to intensive Evangelism with great emphasis placed on 
soul winning. 

4. That churches enlist and enroll and train as large a group of 
personal workers as possible; and that all prospects be contacted and 
cultivated. 

5. That the Home Mission Committee be requested to promote ar- 
rangements for evangelistic services in all churches, helping to secure 
preachers where needed. 

6. That we place large emphasis on prayer in the preparation for the 
conduct of evangelistic services, and seek constantly the guidance and 
power of the Spirit of God in this work. 

7. That we here and now enter into a season of prayer covenanting 
to dedicate our lives as teaching and ruling elders to seek and to walk 



more nearly in accordance with the will of God and to pray and work for 
the salvation of the unsaved. 

8. That a brief conference on Spiritual Life and Evangelism be con- 
ducted, following the season of prayer, and that speakers be heard in 
brief messages. 

REV. R. S. BOYD, D.D., Chairman. 

Rev. C. F. Allen, of Greenville Presbytery, was introduced and 
invited to sit as a visiting brother. 

Rev. A. G. Courtenay, of Knoxville Presbytery, was introduced 
and invited to sit as a visiting brother. 

Rev. E. C. Lynch submitted a verbal report for the committee 
on Assembly's work which was received as information. In con- 
nection with this report Rev. J. A. Satterfield and Rev. T. L. 
Harnesberger spoke on Foreign Missions. 

Upon motion, a special committee was appointed to secure the 
finances and arrange for some layman from the Presbytery to 
attend the Foreign Missionary Conference to be held at Nashville, 
Tenn. Rev. E. C. Lynch, Rev. T. L. Harnesberger, and Rev. L. R. 
Scott, D.D., were named as the committee. 

Rev. Z. T. Piephoff made a report as Chairman of the Steward- 
ship Committee. Upon motion of Rev. R. E. McClure the same 
Benevolent Budget was adopted for 1941-1942 as for the current 
year. 

The Presbytery took recess for lunch and was dismissed by 
prayer led by Rev. L. R. Scott, D.D. 



Wednesday, 2 P. M. 

Presbytery reconvened at 2 P. M., was called to order and led 
in prayer by Rev. J. N. Dendy. 

Recognition was made of the reading of the Report of the 
Committee on Thanks. This was done during the lunch recess in 
the presence of the ladies of the host church. The report was 
received as information. 

Rev. L. R. Scott, D.D., moved a reconsideration of the action 
touching the Benevolent Budget for 1941-1942, which was car- 
ried. He then moved that the entire matter be docketed for the 
mid-winter adjourned meeting of the Presbytery. 

Dr. Scott presented the report of the Committee on Religious 
Education which was received, in part as information, and 
adopted, in part, together with the recommendations : 

Religious Education: 

There were held in the Presbytery last summer, 19 Daily Vacation 
Bible Schools, with 104 adult workers and 1,210 pupils. 

The Young People's Conference held at Peace College, July 1-4, 1940, 
under the direction of Rev. R. E. McClure, had an attendance of 152 
young people, 65 Pioneers and 87 Seniors. Receipts were $934.42 and 
disbursements $869.45, leaving a balance of $64.97. 

In connection with the 1941 Conferences, we recommend: 

1. That Albemarle Presbytery accept the invitation of Granville Pres- 
bytery for a joint Pioneer Conference at Peace Junior College, and that 

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Rev. and Mrs. T. H. Hamilton be named a committee to represent this 
Presbytery in carrying out the plan. 

2. That the Senior Conference be held for a five day period, at a 
maximum cost of $7.50. 

3. That Rev. R. E. McClure be elected Director of the 1941 Senior 
Young People's Conference. 

4. That the churches recognize that choice of delegates to the Young 
People's Conferences should be based on merit and loyalty to the local 
church. 

We urge that during the present church year that efforts be increased 
towards developing trained leaders through the several methods recom- 
mended by the Assembly's committee of Religious Education. 

REV. L. R. SCOTT, D.D., Chairman. 

In behalf of the promotional committee for the General As- 
sembly's Training School, Dr. Scott made a verbal appeal. Rev. 
Z. T. Piephoff and Rev. Norman Johnson spoke in behalf of this 
institution. 

Rev. J. N. Dendy made a report for the Committee on Finance 
and Auditing, which was adopted as follows: 

Budget for 1941-1942 

General Assembly's Assessment, estimated $384.00 

Synod's Assessment, estimated 90.00 

Salaries: Stated Clerk $100.00 

Permanent Clerk 20.00 

Benevolent Treasurer 50.00 170.00 



Expenses: Stated Clerk $ 25.00 

Benevolent Treasurer __ 10.00 35.00 



Printing and mailing of minutes 135.00 

Commission on Minister and His Work 50.00 

Miscellaneous Expenses 11.00 

Total _, $8 75.00 

Basis of Apportionment to Churches 

Total paid, 1939-1940 (see Assembly's Minutes) by all of the churches 
of the Presbytery: 

To Current Expenses $29,937 

To Pastors Salaries 29,200 $59,137 



The total Budget ($875.00, above) bears a ratio of 1.5% to these 
amounts reported by the churches. 

We recommend that the Assessment on each church for 1941-19 42 be 
1.5% of the total that each church paid to Current Expenses and Pastor's 
salary, as reported in the minutes of the General Assembly, 1940, calcu- 
lated to the nearest whole dollar, the minimum assessment being One 
Dollar for any church. 

REV. J. N. DENDY, Chairman. 

(See Appendix for table of Apportionments. Stated Clerk.) 
Rev. R. L. Forbis made a report for the special committee on 
the Minutes of the General Assembly which was received as in- 
formation and the recommendations adopted. 

These recommendations were the approval by the Presbytery 
of the two amendments to the Book of Church Order as sent down 
by the 1940 Assembly. 

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(See Assembly's Minutes, 1940, pages 45 and 75, for copy of 
these amendments. Stated Clerk.) 

Rev. H. R. McFadyen presented the report of the special com- 
mittee on Nominations which was amended and adopted, and is as 
follows : 

(Due to certain errors in the manuscript the Stated Clerk has 
withheld the copy of this report, to be resubmitted to the Mid- 
winter Adjourned Meeting. A final copy will be incorporated in 
the minutes of that meeting. Stated Clerk.) 

Recommendation : 

That the Committees on Assembly's Work and on Synod's Work be 
abolished, and that in lieu of same there be erected as many separate 
committees as there are now sub-committees, each such committee to be 
composed of three members, at least one of whom shall be a Ruling Elder, 
provided that in the case of Synod's and Assembly's Home Missions, these 
two causes shall be represented by one such committee. 

That to accomplish the above, amendments to the Manual be docketed 
for consideration at the Spring Meeting effecting such changes. 

REV. H. R. McFADYEN, Chairman. 

Rev. E. C. Lynch presented the Minutes of the Commission on 
the Minister and His Work which were admitted to record, and 
are as follows : 

Commission on the Minister and His Work: 

The Commission met in Pinetops, N. C, August 1st, at 3:00 P. M. Rev. 
Chester Alexander, Rev. H. R. McFadyen, and Rev. E. C. Lynch were 
present. The meeting was opened with prayer. 

The request of the Washington Church to be allowed to call the Rev. 
Hugh E. Powel, of Knoxville, Tenn., to become the pastor of the church 
was submitted, and the request was granted. 

The meeting closed with prayer. 

REV. E. C. LYNCH, Chairman. 

An exact copy of the call from the Washington church was not 
available, but Presbytery was informed by the Chairman of the 
Commission on the Minister and His Work that same was prop- 
erly executed, and was for the sum of $2,600 annually and the 
use of a manse. 

The Call as thus reported was found in order and placed in the 
hands of Mr. Powel, w T ho signified his acceptance. 

The following were appointed a Commission to install Mr. 
Powel, it being ordered that two Ministers and One Ruling Elder 
shall constitute a quorum, and that Rev. A. G. Corntenay be in- 
vited to have such part in the installation as may be agreeable to 
Mr. Powel: 

Rev. R. L. Forbis, Rev. Chester Alexander, Rev. E. C. Lynch, 
Ruling Elders R. B. Peters, Sr., and R. A. Fountain. 

Rev. R. E. McClure made a report for the Committee touching 
the boundary line between Albemarle and Wilmington Presby- 
teries, which was received as information and referred to the 
Home Mission Committee. 

Ruling Elder John H. Paylor, of the Farmville church, invited 
Presbytery to hold the Mid-winter Adjourned Session in that 

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church. The invitation was accepted and the time left to the 
pastor of the church and the Stated Clerk. 

Rev. R. E. McClure proposed the following overture to the 
General Assembly, which was adopted: 

Albemarle Presbytery, in session at Rocky Mount, N. C, October 9, 
1940, respectfully overtures the General Assembly, to convene at Montreat, 
N. C, May 22, 1941. 

That the General Assembly take suitable steps to determine the method 
and put same into effect at the earliest possible date so that: 

The amounts in the statistical columns of the published Minutes desig- 
nated "Pastor's Salary", either Direct or Indirect, shall reflect only that 
amount actually paid to the individual minister whose name appears as 
Pastor, or Stated Supply, of the particular church, 

That the amounts actually paid to each and every minister, whether 
pastor, co-pastor, assistant pastor, teacher, missionary, secretary, or any 
other position within the church, shall appear opposite the name of the 
individual to whom paid, provided that such salary is paid by the church, 
educational institution, committee or other church agency from sums con- 
tributed by various Presbyterian churches or paid by any institution owned 
by any Presbytery or Synod, or group of Presbyteries or Synods, and pro- 
vided further, that the distinction between direct and indirect salaries in 
each case shall be maintained. 

Adopted by the Presbytery, October 9, 1940. 

A free discussion on the subject of Baptism was had for some 
time. No action was taken. 

Upon motion to adjourn, the Presbytery was dismissed with 
prayer by Rev. J. N. Dendy, to meet at Farmville, N. C, at a time 
to be arranged. 

RULING ELDER R. B. PETERS, SR., Moderator. 
REV. R. L. FORBIS, JR., Permanent Clerk. 
Attest: REV. R. E. McCLURE, Stated Clerk. 



15 



MID-WINTER ADJOURNED SESSION 



Presbyterian Church, Farmville, N. C, 
10:30 A. M., January 13, 1941 



Albemarle Presbytery met in Mid-winter Adjourned Session 
at the Presbyterian Church in Farmville, on Monday, January 13, 
1941, at 10 :30 A. M., was called to order by Rev. H. R. McFadyen, 
last moderator present and was constituted with prayer in a devo- 
tional period led by Rev. L. R. Scott, D.D. 

The roll was called and the following were present : 

Ministers: Norman Johnson, H. R. McFadyen, R. S. Boyd, C. A. 
Lawrence, L. R. Scott, J. A. Satterfield, T. H. Hamilton, C. C. Crawford, 
E. C. Lynch, R. L. Forbis, H. M. Wilson, H. E. Powel, and R. E. McClure. 

Ruling Elders : S. E. Leonard, Rocky Mount, 1st; J. S. Pressley, Golds- 
boro; A. V. Gilliland, Bethlehem; H. A. Walker, Kinston; Frank Batts, 
Macclesfield; J. H. Paylor, Farmville; W. H. Ellsworth, Washington. 

The Stated Clerk recommended that Presbytery adopt a form 
of Sessional Record Report used in Fayetteville Presbytery with 
certain minor changes, and order same sent to the Churches for 
use in accordance with instructions thereon. 

After due consideration the same was adopted as follows : 

Official Report to Albemarle Presbytery 

1. To be filled out in regular meeting of the Session. 

2. To be a part of Sessional Record inserted at the end of records 
covered by report. 

3. To be signed at Spring Meeting of Presbytery in testimony of 
Presbytery's action thereon. 

Sessional Records Report, 19 

We, the Session of Church, do 

hereby certify to the correctness and accuracy of our Sessional Record as 
shown by the answers to the following questions: 

1. Was at least one stated meeting of the Session held in each quarter 

of the church year? Is the date and place of each meeting of 

the Session stated? 

2. Are the names of the Elders present at each meeting recorded? 



3. Were all meetings opened and closed with prayer? 

If any exceptions, give explanation 

4. Does the Record contain a full account of all business transacted? 



5. Was all business of the Session, including the election and installa- 
tion of Elders and Deacons, and the supervision of all departments of the 
work of the Church transacted in full accordance with the requirements 
of the Book of Church Order in all cases where instruction is given? 

6. Was an accurate record kept of Baptisms? New 

members? Loss by death or dismissal? 

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7. Was a representative appointed for each stated meeting of Presby- 
tery and the annual meeting of the Synod of North Carolina? 

Was a report to the Session made by each of these representatives? 

8. Is the full Annual Statistical Report entered in the Record? 

Was it ordered read before the Congregation? 

9. Have the books of the Treasurer of the Church been carefully 
examined and approved? 

10. Were the minutes of the Session for the year read and approved? 



11. Is the Record written in Ink? Typewriter? 

(Pencil records not allowed.) 

12. Does the name of the Church appear clearly on the outside of the 
Record cover? 

13. Was care taken to maintain order of arrangement and neatness of 
appearance? 

14. In view of the above report, the Session respectfully asks that our 
Sessional Records be: 

Approved without exception: 

Approved withthe exceptions noted, as follows: 

Read and adopted at a meeting of the Session, this the day 

of , 19 

Signed: , Moderator. 

Signed: , Clerk. 



Approved Without Exception ( ) With Exceptions Noted Below ( ) 
Check Above in Proper Space Indicates Action. 

by Albemarle Presbytery, in Session at 

this the day of , 19 

Signed: , Moderator. 

Exceptions Noted, if any: 



Rev. F. E. Manning, pastor elect of La Grange and Jason 
churches, a member of Enoree Presbytery was present and in- 
vited to sit as visiting brother. 

Mr. Manning did not have his Certificate of Dismissal in 
regular form, and upon motion, the Presbytery voted to meet 
upon adjournment at a time to be determined at the La Grange 
church, to receive, examine and install Mr. Manning. 

Rev. R. E. McClure made a verbal report as Stated Clerk and 
Treasurer which was received as information. 

The matter of certain duplications and certain omissions in 
the report of the Nominating Committee at the Fall Meeting was 
discussed. Upon motion it was ordered that the same committee, 
with the addition of the Stated Clerk be authorized to bring to the 
Spring Meeting recommendation to correct these matters. 

Dr. R. S. Boyd made a verbal report for the Permanent Com- 
mittee on Spiritual Life and Evangelism, which was received as 
information. He called attention to the evangelistic crusade 
being sponsored by the General Assembly. 

In the absence of the Chairman of the Stewardship Commit- 
tee, Rev. Chester Alexander presented a report showing that this 
Presbytery had been asked to assume a Benevolent Goal of 
$29,009 for the year 1941-1942. 

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Upon motion it was ordered that the askings of the Presby- 
tery remain at $22,500 as in the current year, and that the appor- 
tionments to the various churches remain the same, except that 
each church is urged wherever possible to accept voluntarily a 
larger amount. 

The effort to raise certain funds for the General Assembly's 
Training School was presented by Dr. L. R. Scott. The matter 
was received as information, together with a general discussion 
of the whole matter. 

Rev. H. M. Wilson presented a verbal report on Home and 
Foreign Missions, which was received as information. A full 
discussion was had relative to church rallies in the interest of 
these causes. Rev. J. A. Satterfield also spoke in the interest of 
this work. 

Ruling Elder J. B. Sparrow extended an invitation to the 
Presbytery to hold the regular spring sessions at Washington, 
N. C. The invitation was accepted. 

Ruling Elder A. P. Thorpe, Jr., of Rocky Mount, who had 
been serving on a Synod's committee on educational work, was 
authorized to appoint a special committee to work in the interest 
of these institutions. This committee is to serve in connection 
with the designated two year period of the Assembly for schools 
and colleges. 

The Stated Clerk was instructed to write in behalf of the 
Presbytery to Ruling Elder J. Nat Harrison and Candidate Henry 
B. Searight, in sympathy for them in their accident and illness 
respectively. 

After the reading and approval of the minutes, the Presbytery 
was dismissed by prayer led by Rev. Norman Johnson, to meet in 
adjourned sessions at La Grange, at a date to be set by Rev. 
F. E. Manning. 

REV. H. R. McFADYEN, Moderator Pro-tern. 
REV. R. L. FORBIS, Permanent Clerk. 
Attest: REV. R. E. McCLURE, Stated Clerk. 

NOTE : 
Ad Interim Minute: 

Ruling Elder A. P. Thorpe, Jr., announced the following com- 
mittee on Christian Education: 

Rev. T. H. Hamilton, Kinston, 
Rev. R. E. McClure, New Bern, 
Rev. L. R. Scott, D.D., Goldsboro, 
Ruling Elder R. B. Peters, Jr., Tarboro, 
Ruling Elder A. P. Thorpe, Jr., Rocky Mount. 

Stated Clerk. 



18 



ADJOURNED MEETING 



La Grange, N. C, February 16, 1941 
8:00 P. M. 



Albemarle Presbytery met in adjourned session at the Presby- 
terian Church at La Grange, pursuant to agreement at the regular 
Mid-winter session, January 13, 1941, and was opened with 
prayer. 

The following Ministers and Ruling Elders were present, 
constituting a quorum : 

Ministers: L. R. Scott, H. R. McFadyen, Chester Alexander, T. H. 
Hamilton, and R. E. McClure. 

Ruling Elders: M. E. Hardy, Jason; Henry A. Walker, Kinston; L. R. 
McCall, La Grange; Don Williams, Tarboro; J. S. Pressly, Goldsboro. 

As the last moderator present, Rev. R. E. McClure presided. 

The following resolution was introduced in behalf of the officers 
of the New Bern church, and after free discussion was adopted, 
and ordered sent to the special committee involved. 

Whereas there is strong possibility of the location of a government 
military base in Eastern Carolina, and 

Whereas there already exists a committee within the Synod of North 
Carolina with a goal of several thousands of dollars to be raised and ex- 
pended for religious work at these various units throughout the Synod, 

Therefore, be it resolved by the Session of the New Bern Presbyterian 
Church, the Board of Deacons concurring. 

That we ask Albemarle Presbytery to endorse this resolution and take 
necessary steps to have a possible work centered in Albemarle Presbytery 
included in the state-wide appeal for funds and for a share in said funds 
as raised. 

Upon motion the time of the Spring Meeting was changed 
from April 15th to April 22nd. The place to remain the same. 

Rev. F. E. Manning, member of Enoree Presbytery, being 
present and presenting a certificate of dismissal from said Presby- 
tery to Albemarle, was received upon formal vote, subject to 
the usual examinations and the signing of the Presbyterial 
obligations. 

Mr. Manning was examined on experimental religion and on 
his views touching theology and church government. These were 
sustained severally as satisfactory and as a whole. 

Calls for the pastoral services of Mr. Manning were read from 
the Jason and the La Grange churches promising him the sum of 
$200 each in salary. These were found in order and placed in 
his hands. 

Mr. Manning signified his acceptance of the calls. 



Presbytery took recess to assemble in the presence of the 
La Grange Congregation at 4 P. M. and of the Jason Congrega- 
tion at 7:30 P. M., for purposes of installing Mr. Manning in each 
of these places. 

At La Grange, Rev. Chester Alexander presided and pro- 
pounded the constitutional questions required by the Book of 
Church Order. Rev. H. R. McFadyen preached the sermon. Mr. 
Alexander charged the Minister and Rev. L. R. Scott, D.D., 
charged the people. J. S. Pressly served as clerk at this session. 

At Jason, Rev. R. E. McClure presided and propounded the 
constitutional questions required by the Book of Church Order. 
Rev. Chester Alexander preached the sermon. Rev. T. H. 
Hamilton charged the Minister and Mr. McClure charged the 
congregation. Ruling Elder H. A. Walker was in attendance 
upon the night session, constituting a quorum. 

According to agreement before taking recess, the Presbytery 
voted to adjourn subject to the inclusion of the facts of In- 
stallation as related above. 

The Presbytery was dismissed with prayer, and adjourned to 
meet at Washington, N. C, April 22, 1941, at 11 A. M. 

REV. R. E. McCLURE, Moderator, pro-tern. 
Attest: REV. R. E. McCLURE, Stated Clerk. 



20 



104TH STATED SESSION 



First Presbyterian Church, Washington, N. C. 
April 22, 23, 1941 



The 104th Stated Semi-annual sessions of Albemarle Presby- 
tery convened at the First Presbyterian Church of Washington, 
N. C, at 11 A. M., April 22, 1941. 

The opening sermon was preached by Rev. L. W. Kessler, 
pastor elect of Wm. and Mary Hart Church, at the request of 
Ruling Elder R. B. Peters, Sr., retiring moderator, from the text 
Luke 16:29. 

The Presbytery was called to order by the retiring moderator 
and constituted with prayer by Rev. Norman Johnson. 

The roll was called and a quorum found present, the record of 
attendance being as follows: (Ex. — Excused; Abs. — Absent; 
Enr.— Enrolled ; "2"— Second day.) 

Ministers Churches Ruling Elders 

G. B. Hanrahan, Ex 

A. J. Crane, Ex 

J. T. Wildman, Ex 

J. A. Satterfield Bethlehem 

Morton 

E. C. Lynch Wilson J. R. Edmundson 

T. L. Harnesberger, Abs 

H. M. Wilson Farmville J. C. Corbitt 

Falkland 

Z. T. Piephoff Williamston 

R. E. McClure New Bern W. F. Aberly 

Chester Alexander Howard Memorial R. B. Peters, Sr 

H. R. McFadyen Pinetops W. F. Cobb, 2 

Macclesfield D. F. Batts, 2 

Norman Johnson Rocky Mount, 1st A. P. Thorpe, Jr 

R. L. Forbis, Jr Rocky Mount, 2nd J. E. Winstead 

J. N. Dendy Nahalah L. H. Lovegrove 

L. R. Scott, D.D Goldsboro A. G. Ellinwood 

R. S. Boyd, D.D Greenville D. W. Richardson__ 

C. C. Crawford Cann Memorial S. A. Tillett 

J. S. Bennett, Abs 

J. W. Vinson, Ex 

C. A. Lawrence 

T. H. Hamilton Kinston 

Hugh E. Powel Washington H. H. McLean 

F. E. Manning La Grange 

Jason L. A. Swinson 

L. W. Kessler, Enr Wm. and Mary Hart__ J. T. Lawrence 

Ahoskie 

Bear Grass Sidney Beacham = 

Calvary 

Edenton 

Fountain J. A. Mercer 

Henderlite Mem'l 

Roberson's Chapel 

Snow Hill W. G. Sheppard 

Ministers Present 18 Ruling Elders Present 18 

21 



STATISTICAL SUM 



CHURCH 


MINISTER 


t£ 


C3 

Q 


Added on Profession 


B 
a 

< 


Addresses given where Name of Church and Post Office differ. 
Address of Minister is his home address. 












4 


11 


Bear Grass, R. 2, Williamston_ . 


Z T Piephoff, Williamston . ... . 


1 


3 


2 







Bethlehem, R. 1, Rocky Mount 




3 


1 


4 


9 




Calvarv, Swan Quarter. . . — 




3 


4 


7 


2 


Cann Memorial, Elizabeth City _ 


C C Crawford 203 N Elliott St. 


6 


5 


5 


1 








1 


3 




-- 




H.M.Wilson, FarmviUe 


4 


5 


11 


2 


FarmviUe- --- - -- -- - 


H.M.Wilson 


4 


6 


11 


3 




A. G. Courtenay, Stated Supply -. - - 


4 


6 










L.R.Scott, D.D., 309 N.George St 


8 


12 


29 


56 


Greenville . . . . _ . 


R. S. Bovd, D.D., 400 E. 9th St 


9 


12 


43 


34 






2 


1 


- 


- 






Howard Memorial, Tarboro 




9 


14 


15 


17 


Jason, R. 2, La Grange . 


F. E. Manning, Box 7, La Grange 


4 


6 


6 


1 




T. H.Hamilton, 600 Pollock St 


8 


11 


6 


24 




F.E. Manning, Box 7 


2 


4 





4 


Macclesfield. - .- - -- - 


H. R. McFadyen, Pinetops.. . 


4 





4 


1 


Morton, R. F. D., Rocky Mount 


J. A. Satterfield, 431 Cokey Rd., Rocky 


2 


3 


3 





Nahalah, R. 2, Scotland Neck 


J.N. Dendy, Box 401, Tarboro 


• 


4 


12 







R.E. McClure, 61 Johnson St 


s 


9 


12 


8 


Pinetops..- --. ... 


H.R.McFadven 


5 


7 


5 





Roberson's Chapel, R. 2, Williamston 




1 


5 


9 







Rockv Mount, 1st ... 


Norman Johnson, 701 Eastern Ave 


14 


17 


12 


38 


Rocky Mount, 2nd... -- 


R. L. Forbis, Jr., 1500 Wilson Ave 


4 


5 


9 


4 




A. G. Courtenay, Fountain (Stated Supply'. 


4 


6 





1 


Washington.. .. . 




12 


15 


7 


7 
2 


Wm. and Mary Hart, R. 2, Tarboro. . . . 


L. W. Kessler, R. 2, Tarboro 


6 


6 


6 


Williamston ._ — 


Z.T. Piephoff 


3 


5 





1 




E. C. Lynch, West Nash at Jackson 


9 


9 


2 


8 




146 


184 


224 


234 




143 


182 


279 


273 




136 


175 


184 


207 








192 


190 


Totals for 1937 - 


- 


- 


310 


- \ 





"Indicates increase over reports of 1940. Further details in General Assembly's Minutes, 1941, 



IRY, APRIL 1, 1941 





Sunday School 
Enrollment 


Added Through 
Sunday Schools 


o 
o 

g 


Benevolent 
Contributions 


>>■§ 
. m >. 

3'Ss 

PnpLi 




Congregational 
Home Missions 


s 
p. 

m 


Miscellaneous 
Expenses 


Total Disbursements 


E-Every Member 

Canvass 
M-Church Owned 

Manse 


s 


89 





3 


92 


400 


599 


5 


31 


32 


1,159 


E-M 


•5 


85 





1 


71 


100 


159 


10 


110 




450 


E 


0* 


65* 


1 


1 


37 


300 


487 


-- 


-- 


41 


865 


E 


2* 


60 


5 


1 


22 


37 


31 


-- 


-- 


-- 


90 




r 


61* 





1 


489 


518 


674 


-- 


10,886 


15 


12,582 


E-M 


2 


-- 


- 




-- 


-- 


-- 


.. 






8* 


99* 


8 


1 


149 


360 


241 


-- 


26 


776 


E 


1* 


177 


9 


3 


247 


600 


236 


16 


593 


158 


1,850 


E-M 


i8 


76 





1 


329 


800 


1.172 


-- 


528 


2,829 


E 


V 


394* 


24 


3 


2,996 


3,450 


3,879 


316 




219 


10,860 


E-M 


8* 


482* 


40 


3 


1,658 


. 3,000 


4.165 


125 


595 


68 


9,611 


E-M 


5 


- 


- 


-- 


- 


- 




-- 


__ 






0* 


400* 


10 


3 


3,619 


3,600 


2,178 


1,340 


1,843 


266 


12.846 


E-M 


:2 


105* 


6 


1 


80 


96 


114 


-- 


60 


10 


360 


E 


.0* 


129* 


1 


1 


1,210 


2,100 


1,577 


-- 


7,790 


82 


12,759 


E-M 


:6* 


38* 


° 


1 


96 


110 


148 


-- 


-- 


7 


361 


E 


:i* 


43 


2 


1 


105 


200 


73 


-- 




-- 


378 


E 


t 


45 


3 


1 

1 


76 


21 


.. 


__ 


12 


111 


E 


'2* 


52 


10 


1 


156 


500 


140 


-- 


182 


33 


1,011 


E 


5 


162 


10 


2 


976 


1,800 


1,781 


200 


1,123 


45 


5,925 


E-M 





132* 


3 


2 


670 


900 


354 | 


6,436 


31 


8,391 


E-M 


•A 


90 





1 


45 


50 


65 


.. 


160 


E 


r 


471* 


12 


1 


6,182 


3,600 


6,561 


600 


1,229 


130 


18,302 


E-M 


a* 


180 


6 


1 


193 


440 


520 


600 




1,753 


E 


i* 


45 





1 


182 


360 


150 


414 


22 


1,128 


E 


'1 268 


7 


2 


1,477 


1,762 


2,153 


347 


3,117 


-- 


8,856 


E-M 


4' 
15 


69 


6 


2 


214 


383 


433 


-- 


15 




1,045 


E 


100 





2 


152 


100 


458 


25 


850 


-- 


1,585 


E-M 


.1 
16 


408* 


7 


3 


3,160 


3,000 


2,585 


267 


-- 


74 


9,086 


E-M 


4,325 


170 


45 


24,609 


28.642 


30,954 


3,251 


36,402 


1,271 


125, 129 


E-26 M-13 


M | 4,334 


207 


46 


23,789 


29,200 


29,937 


7,248 


12,906 


6.135 


109.215 


E-20M-13 


•8 


4,121 


89 


45 


25,680 


27.024 


28,333 


2,941 


6,569 


2,753 


93,300 




:i 


4,107 


163 


44 


26,479 


27,028 


25,915 


1,457 


9,030 


1,726 


91.635 




'1 


3,953 


215 


43 


24,118 


26,328 


25,142 


1,121 


18,428 


2,821 


97,958 





h any Minister. 



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Rev. J. Norton Dendy, of Tarboro, was elected Moderator. 

Rev. Hugh E. Powel, host pastor, made the report as chairman 
of the Steering Committee, presenting a docket with fixed hours 
for special features, which was adopted and followed in the ses- 
sions of the Presbytery. 

The absence, because of illness, of Rev. A. J. Crane and Rev. 
J. T. Wildman was noted, together with that of Rev. G. B. Han- 
rahan. The Stated Clerk was instructed to convey the sympathy 
and good wishes of the Presbytery to these brethren. 

The following were introduced and invited to sit as visiting 
brethren : 

Rev. J. E. Cook, of East Hanover Presbytery. 

Rev. A. G. Courtenay, of Knoxville Presbytery. 

Rev. B. A. Clark, of the Methodist Church, pastor of the 
Washington Methodist Church. 

Candidate Henry B. Searight was introduced to the Presby- 
tery. 

After announcements Presbytery took recess until 2:30 P. M., 
and was dismissed with prayer by Rev. R. S. Boyd, D.D. 



2:30 P. M. 



Albemarle Presbytery was called to order by the Moderator 
at 2:30 P. M., and was led in a devotional by Henry B. Searight, 
Candidate of the Presbytery for the Gospel Ministry. 

The moderator announced the appointment of the following 
standing committees: 

On Attendance: The Stated Clerk. 

On Thanks: Rev. L. R. Scott, D.D. and Ruling Elder A. P. Thorpe, Jr. 

On Minutes of Synod: Rev. R. S. Boyd, D.D., and Ruling Elder H. H. 
McLean. 

On Sessional Records, to serve with the three Ministers on the Perma- 
nent Committee: Ruling Elder J. T. Lawrence, Ruling Elder D. W. 
Richardson, Ruling Elder L. H. Lovegrove. 

Rev. L. W. Kessler, of Wilmington Presbytery, was present 
with a Certificate dismissing him to Albemarle Presbytery. Upon 
motion he was received into the Presbytery, subject to the usual 
examinations and the signing of the Minister's Obligation. 

Examinations in experimental religion, theology and church 
government were conducted in the order named, and found satis- 
factory, severally and as a whole. 

The call for the pastoral services of Mr. Kessler from the Wm. 
and Mary Hart Church, promising him the sum of $800.00 per 
annum, was read, found in order and placed in Mr. Kessler. 

Having indicated his acceptance of the call, the following com- 
mission was appointed to install Mr. Kessler, the time being left 
to the commission, and a quorum of two Ministers and one Ruling 
Elder was set: 

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Rev. R. L. Forbis, to preside; Rev. Chester Alexander, to 
preach; Rev. J. N. Dendy; with Ruling Elders H. H. McLean, to 
charge the congregation, and R. B. Peters, Sr. 

The Home Mission Committee was authorized to work out with 
the church any adjustment deemed necessary in the terms of the 
call, which as presented to Presbytery and found in order speci- 
fied a salary of $800. 

The time for recess, having arrived, the Presbytery voted to 
extend the time for business. 

The Presbytery took up the matter on the docket and the 
following were elected Commissioners to the General Assembly, 
to meet at Montreat, May 22, 1941 : 

Commissioners to Assembly 
Ministers 
Principals Alternates 

Rev. L. R. Scott, D.D. Rev. R. E. McClure 

Rev. J. Norton Dendy Rev. J. A. Satterfield 

Ruling Elders 

J. C. Corbitt, Farmville A. G. Ellinwood, Goldsboro 

C. W. Melick, Elizabeth City J. R. Edmundson, Wilson 

Rev. Z. T. Piephoff made the report for the Stewardship Com- 
mittee which was received as information and the following 
recommendations adopted : 

Recommendations 

1. That Presbytery approve the effort to raise certain funds for use 
in connection with religious work at military and naval bases in the 
Synod, and request the churches to raise the following amounts: 

Ahoskie $ 15.00 La Grange $ 5.00 

Bethlehem 12.00 Macclesfield 7.50 

Bear Grass 10.00 Morton 3.00 

Calvary 5.00 Nahalah 15.00 

Cann Memorial 35.00 New Bern 120.00 

Edenton 2.00 Pinetops 40.00 

Falkland 10.00 Roberson's Chapel 7.50 

Farmville 30.00 Rocky Mount, 1st 450.00 

Fountain 25.00 Rocky Mount, 2nd 15.00 

Goldsboro 210.00 Snow Hill 15.00 

Greenville 150.00 Washington 210.00 

Henderlite Mem'l 5.00 Williamston 20.00 

Howard Memorial 320.00 Wilson 340.00 

Jason 7.50 Wm. and Mary Hart 30.00 

Kinston 80.00 

2. That the basis for dividing Benevolent Funds of the Presbytery be 
changed to give Presbytery's Home Missions 30% of same, and that this be 
retroactive to April 1, 1941. 

(The exact distribution basis is printed on the back cover of the 
Minutes. Stated Clerk.) 

3. That the Stated Clerk be directed to send a letter to each Pastor, 
Church Treasurer, Clerk of Session, Chairman of Board of Deacons, 
Auxiliary President and Auxiliary Treasurer, advising of this change of 
percentages and urging each church to conform thereto. 

REV. Z. T. PIEPHOFF, Chairman. 

Presbytery voted to take recess until 8 P. M. and was dismissed 
with prayer by Rev. T. H. Hamilton. 

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8 P. M. 

Presbytery convened at 8 P. M., and was opened with a devo- 
tional service led by Rev. H. E. Powel. 

A popular meeting in the interest of Presbytery's Home Mis- 
sions was conducted by Rev. Chester Alexander in connection 
with the report of the Committee. 

Pending consideration of the report, Rev. C. C. Crawford, of 
Elizabeth City, addressed the body. 

The recommendations were taken up seriatim and the report 
as finally adopted is as follows : 

Presbytery's Home Missions 

Your committee on Home Missions submits the following report for 
the year ending March 31, 1941: 

Under the blessing of God our Home Mission work has shown decided 
progress for the year. Our home mission pastors have rendered faithful 
and sacrificial service and the results of their labors have been most 
gratifying. 

The Elizabeth City field under the leadership of Rev. C. C. Crawford 
is showing splendid progress. The new church building has been roofed 
in and extensive renovation has been done to the church house which is 
now serving as a chapel and Sunday School building. The congregation 
has set this church year as the time to complete their beautiful church 
structure. 

With promised aid from a friend of home missions in the Synod, your 
committee hopes to re-open the Edenton church in the near future. The 
Hyde county field was supplied for several months last summer by Rev. 
T. L. Harnesberger, a member of our Presbytery, on furlough from China. 
A number of new members were added to the churches in this group and 
several new officers ordained and installed. It is hoped that a suitable 
supply can be found for this field for the summer months. 

The Bear Grass-Roberson Chapel group in Martin county has been 
without a regular pastor since the Fall meeting of Presbytery, but the 
work has been carried on with the aid of visiting ministers under the 
direction of Rev. Z. T. Piephoff, of Williamston. 

Rev. Z. T. Piephoff who rendered valuable service as Promotional 
Secretary of Home Missions, for the past six months in addition to his 
duties as pastor of the Williamston church and its missions, is relin- 
quishing the promotional work in order that he may devote his time fully 
to the entire Martin county field. 

Rev. J. N. Dendy has rendered excellent service in the Nahalah church 
and the Runnymede and Johnson Chapel missions. The Nahalah church 
has renovated the interior of their building during the year, and the mis- 
sions at Johnson Chapel and Runnymede have shown marked progress. 

Rev. Fred E. Manning came to the La Grange and Jason field in 
December. Since coming to this field Mr. Manning has had the enthusi- 
astic backing of both churches in his plans and programs for strengthening 
these organizations. Money is in hand for the completion of the Jason 
church building. 

Rev. H. R. McFadyen has led his people in the Pinetops-Macclesfield 
group through one of its happiest years. The beautiful new church build- 
ing at Pinetops, while not yet complete is being used for worship, and the 
people are happy over the progress that has been made. Grace chapel, an 
out-post mission of the Pinetops church is growing and serving in an 
admirable way. 

Rev. A. G. Courtenay has rendered a fine service in the Fountain-Snow 
Hill group. Reports from this group show most gratifying results of his 

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labors. Increasing financial support from the group has been undertaken 
for the coming year by the Fountain congregation. 

The Ahoskie church sends a splendid report of the year's work under 
the leadership of Rev. J. S. Bennett. Mr. Bennett has been given a year's 
leave of absence so that he might serve as Chaplain with the Army. 
Presbytery's committee has tentative plans to supply the church during 
Mr. Bennett's absence. 

The Wm. and Mary Hart church has been faithfully supplied during 
the past year by Rev. C. A. Lawrence. Your committee welcomes a new 
pastor for this church at this meeting of Presbytery, Rev. L. W. Kessler 
who comes to us from Wilmington Presbytery. Plans are being made to 
construct a manse at Leggetts in the near future. 

Rev. J. A. Satterfield reports many activities carried on in the Beth- 
lehem and Morton churches, and submits a good report of work done 
during the past year. 

Your committee regrets to lose the services of Miss Mary McRae in 
the Wilson County missions. Miss McRae left the field some weeks ago to 
accept a position as church secretary in another synod. Plans will bo 
worked out by your Committee and the Wilson church to carry on this 
work. 

The Rocky Mount second church has had one of its most fruitful years 
under the leadership of Rev. R. L. Forbis. A growing church school and 
the facilities of an enlarged building are signs of the growth and interest 
of this congregation. 

Rev. H. M. Wilson reports a successful year in the Farmville-Falkland 
group and its missions. The building at Ballard's Cross Roads has been 
reconditioned, and successful meetings were held in this group of churches. 

Your committee is grateful for the faithful and sacrificial service and 
the consecrated lives of our home mission pastors who are steadily build- 
ing the Kingdom in our Presbytery. We are thankful for the co-operation 
of the pastors and the members of the larger churches who have given 
much of their time and money in building up the physical equipment of 
our Home Mission Churches. 

Your committee reports that the Presbytery's manse was sold by the 
Trustees of Presbytery on January 1st, for three thousand dollars, and 
that Synod's committee has given to Presbytery their one third interest in 
the proceeds of the sale. This money will be used to build a manse at 
Leggetts in the near future. 

For the coming year we expect an appropriation of $4 50 less from 
Synod due to their purpose to pass on to Presbytery's Committee the 7 V2 % 
which they paid last year to the Minister's Annuity Fund in behalf of our 
home mission pastors. 

The appropriation of the Assembly's committee of $4,000 for the year 
contains an item of $1,500 which is designated for Home Mission Pro- 
motion. The Assembly's committee has declined to allow this appro- 
priation for general budget expenses in the work of the fields. 

Recommendations : 

1. That Presbytery authorize its Trustees to build a manse at Leggett 
with the proceeds of the sale of the Presbytery's manse at Tarboro, and 
that they be authorized to secure a lot and build a manse, the cash 
expenditure not to exceed $4,500. 

2. That Presbytery hereby authorize a loan not to exceed fifteen 
hundred dollars against this new manse property at Leggetts, to be exe- 
cuted by the Trustees of Presbytery. 

3. That Presbytery designate Rev. H. R. McFadyen to serve as special 
treasurer of the Leggett Manse Building Fund, and that the following 
building committee be named to serve with the Trustees of Presbytery: 
Rev. H. R. McFadyen, Rev. L. W. Kessler, Rev. Chester Alexander, Ruling 
Elder J. T. Lawrence of Leggetts, and Ruling Elder W. G. Weeks, of 
Rocky Mount. 

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4. That Presbytery's Committee be authorized to employ a Promo- 
tional Secretary of Home Missions at a salary not to exceed $1,800 and 
living quarters, living quarters to be furnished by the field in which he 
labors. 

5. That an allowance for travel and expense of not more than $600 
be allocated to this office. 

6. That Rev. A. G. Courtenay be allowed to serve as Stated Supply 
of the Fountain-Snow Hill group until the Pall meeting of Presbytery. 

7. That the following be approved as the distribution of the support 
of the various fields of the Presbytery for 1941-1942: 



Presbytery 


Synod 


Assembly 


Total 


$300 


$300 


I— - 


$ 900 


260 


300 


200 


1,800 


568 


666 


250 


2,000 


300 


540 


180 


1,700 


100 


230 


250 


1,780 


350 


400 


200 


1,650 


300 


600 


200 


1,475 


90 


300 


250 


1,600 


450 


600 


350 


1,800 


260 


200 


100 


1,700 


400 


400 


100 


1,200 


40 




100 


1,400 


200 


1,600 


100 


2,000 


600 


200 


200 


1,200 


900 





1,500 


*2,400 



Field or Worker Field 

Wilson County $ 300 

R. L. Forbis 1,040 

C. C. Crawford 516 

Ahoskie 680 

J. N. Dendy 1,200 

L. W. Kessler : 700 

J. A. Satterfield 3 7 5 

H. M. Wilson 960 

F. E. Manning 400 

H. R. McFadyen 1,100 

Hyde County 300 

A. G. Courtenay 1,260 

Z. T. Piephoff 100 

Martin County 200 

Edenton-Educ. Sec* _ 

(*Salary and expenses.) 

Respectfully Submitted, 

REV. CHESTER ALEXANDER, Chairman. 

Report of the Treasurer of the Permanent Committee On Home 
Missions, Rev. H. R. McFadyen: 
Receipts: 

Balance on hand, April 8, 1940 $1,003.19 

Received from Assembly's Appropriations 3,211.5 6 

Received from Assembly, Loan for 

Cann Memorial Church 1,000.00 

Received from Churches (See below) 3,639.37 

Received from Other Sources (below) 729.43 $9,583.55 



Disbursements : 

Paid to workers $5,334.11 

Paid to Administration 140.53 

Paid to "Various" (See below) 2,746.91 

Paid to Minister's Annuity Fund 311.57 $8,533.12 



To Balance on Hand, April 5, 1941 $1,050.43 

From Churches: 

Ahoskie, $11.55; Bethlehem, $7.13; Cann Memorial, $92.26; Falk- 
land, $11.25; Farmville, $28.00; Fountain, $25.51; Greenville, $247.51; 
Goldsboro, $339.50; Jason, $4.25; Howard Memorial, $573.00; Kinston, 
$108.62; La Grange, $10.00; Macclesfield, $14.00; Nahalah, $31.39; New 
Bern, $145.00; Pinetops, $90.00; Rocky Mount 1st, $926.63; Rocky Mount 
2nd, $30.70; Snow Hill, $9.50; Roberson's Chapel, $5.00; Bear Grass, 
$3.00; Williamston, $35.65; Wilson, $405.00*; Washington, $339.50; 
Meadow Brook Mission, $20.00; Wm. and Mary Hart, $73.60; Grantham 
Chapel, $21.72. TOTAL, $3,639.37. 

(*Received $135.00 from Wilson after books closed.) 

Churches making no contribution: 

Calvary, Edenton, Henderlite Memorial, Morton. 

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Comparative contributions for four years: 

1937-1938 1938-1939 1939-1940 1940-1941 

$3,253.31 $3,603.37 $3,451.95 $3,639.37 

From Other Sources: 

A. P. Thorpe, $137.50; Mrs. G. A. Holderness, Mrs. Cobb (for pay- 
ments to Ministers' Annuity Fund) $175.00; Rent, Manse in Tarboro (sold 
in January) $237.63; Presbyterial Offerings, $47.41; Mrs. Sudie M. 
Thorpe, for workers, $100.00. 

Paid to "Various", such items as: 

Jason Building Fund, $650.00; Z. T. Piephoff, Promotional Expenses, 
$500.00; Cann Memorial Building Fund, $1,000.00; Pinetops Building 
Fund, $500.00; R. E. McClure, publicity literature, $59.91; Refund to 
Macclesfield Church, $150.00. 

All obligations of the Committee have been met, except the note the 
Assembly holds for the loan of $1,000.00 to the Committee for the Cann 
Memorial Church. The first payment of $250.00 is due on this September 
25, 1941. 

REV. H. R. McFADYEN, Treasurer. 

(Note: The Treasurer of the Committee was unavoidably detained, 
and his report was not actually submitted to the Presbytery. Following 
usual custon the Stated Clerk has inserted it here for record. It was 
presented to the Home Mission Committee and properly audited.) 

By a rising vote, the Presbytery expressed its appreciation of 
the Home Mission Committee for its fine work. 

Rev. R. E. McClure was granted the privilege of the floor at 
this time to explain the nature and need of the raising of a fund 
of $45,000 throughout the Synod for religious work at points 
adjacent to military and naval reservations in the state. Refer- 
ence was made to the appropriations, already adopted, as goals 
for the churches in sharing in this total. 

One recommendation was introduced and adopted as follows : 

That Churches and the Presbytery be requested to release 
ministers who may be called into work at military bases, for a 
period of one year at a time, on the basis of a leave of absence 
rather than a dissolution of any Pastoral Relationship. 

Presbytery adjourned with prayer led by Rev. A. G. Courtenay 
to meet tomorrow morning at 9 A. M. 



Wednesday, 9 A. M. 

Presbytery reconvened at 9 A. M., on Wednesday and was led 
in a devotional by Rev. F. E. Manning. 

The minutes of the preceding day were read and approved. 

Rev. R. E. McClure read a communication from the Presby- 
terian Junior College for Men which was received as information. 

A letter including reports of the fall term work at Union 
Theological Seminary of Candidate Henry B. Searight was read, 
and received as information. Mr. Searight did satisfactory work 
for the time involved, being forced to withdraw after Christmas 
due to illness. 

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A letter was read from Rev. T. H. Spence, Ph.D., curator of 
the Historical Foundation at Montreat, in connection with the 
official records of the Presbytery. 

At the same time Mr. McClure announced the receipt of a 
Manuscript Volume of old Minutes of the Presbytery, being in- 
scribed : "Minutes of the Presbytery of Albemarle, Being Volume 
III. Beginning April, 1906." The records therein continue 
through the Called Meeting of April 5th, 1912. 

Mr. McClure was instructed to place this Manuscript volume 
and all official minutes of the Presbytery at the Historical Foun- 
dation at Montreat. 

Announcement was made of the following committee, ap- 
pointed by Ruling Elder A. P. Thorpe, Jr., by order of Presbytery: 

Special Committee on Christian Education: 

Ruling Elder A. P. Thorpe, Jr., Rocky Mount, 1st., Chairman; Rev. 
L. R. Scott, D.D., Goldsboro; Rev. T. H. Hamilton, Kinston; Rev. R. E. 
McClure, New Bern; Ruling Elder R. B. Peters, Jr., Howard Memorial. 

Recognition was taken of the passing of Ruling Elder C. A. 
Johnson, a Trustee of the Presbytery, and a member of Howard 
Memorial Church. 

The Stated Clerk was instructed to write a letter of sympathy 
to Mrs. Johnson. 

Presbytery voted to take from the Docket the matter of 
revision of the Manual for immediate consideration. 

The proposed changes regarding the Permanent Committees 
on Synod's Work and on Assembly's Work were adopted as 
follows : 

Amendments to Manual 

The Manual is hereby amended as follows: 
Strike out Paragraphs 28 to 31 inclusive. 
In the place thereof add the following: 

Par. 28: There shall be as many Permanent Committees to whom 
matters related to the Benevolent causes of the Synod and the General 
Assembly shall be referred, and through whom such reports and infor- 
mation shall be presented to the Presbytery, as there are Benevolent 
causes in the Budget of the Presbytery, except that (a) the work of 
Synod and Assembly's Home Missions and (b) the work of Synod and 
Assembly's Religious Education shall be grouped under one Permanent 
Committee each. 

Par. 29: Each such Permanent Committee shall be composed of 
three members with the term of office of one member expiring each year, 
and at least one member a Ruling Elder. 

Par. 30: These Permanent Committees shall report at each Stated 
Meeting of the Presbytery, and at such other times as the Presbytery may 
direct. 

The Stated Clerk made a verbal report which was received as 
information. 

The Treasurer of the Presbytery's Assessment Fund made the 
following report which was adopted: 

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TREASURER'S REPORT 

Presbytery's Assessment Fund 
Receipts: 

To Balance, April 9, 1940 $172.70 

(See statement, page 34, Minutes 
Albemarle Presbytery, 193 9-1940) 
To Receipts from Churches 920.50 $1,093.20 

Disbursements : 

To Stated Clerk: Salary _$100.00 

Min. Annuity Fund 7.50 

Postage and Expenses 18.25 125.75 

To Permanent Clerk, Salary 20.00 

To Benevolent Treasurer, Salary 

and Expenses, Nine Months* 45.00 

To Printing Minutes, etc. 137.22 

To Synod's 1940 Assessment 84.56 

To Assembly's 1941 Assessment 362.40 

To Expenses, Commission on The 

Minister and His Work 19.12 

To Official Report Blanks, etc. 5.32 799.37 



To Balance On Hand, April 21 $ 293.83 

ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE: 

Edenton $ 1.00 

Henderlite , 4.00 

Morton 1.00 

Snow Hill 8.00 

Wilson 30.00 $ 44.00 



Working Balance $ 337.83 

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE: 

Printing Session Report Form $ 8.50 

Printing Minutes, estimated 145.00 $ 153.50 

NET WORKING RESERVE $ 184.33 

*Benevolent Treasurer was over paid in previous year for extra quarter. 
This statement has been checked and found accurate, this the 22nd 
day of April, 1941. 

J. B. SPARROW, For Auditing Committee. 
Respectfully submitted, 

REV. R. E. McCLURE, Treasurer. 
(Morton and Snow Hill assessments were paid at Presbytery-) 
In the absence of the regular Committee on Finance and 
Auditing, Presbytery appointed Ruling Elders L. A. Swinson and 
A. G. Ellinwood to audit the books of Rev. H. R. McFadyen, 
Treasurer of the Home Mission Committee. 

The following overture was presented and duly adopted : 

An Overture 
To The Synod of North Carolina. 

The Presbytery of Albemarle respectfully overtures the Synod of North 
Carolina to refrain from including Presbytery's Home Missions, or any 
other distinctly Presbyterial item in the Benevolent Budget of the Synod, 
and 

In lieu of same, that 

The Synod build a Benevolent Budget in terms of the actual cash 
budget accepted from the Assembly, plus the actual cash amounts deemed 
wise for distinctly Synod's Causes, and that 

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The Synod send this total to the Presbyteries in units deemed fair to 
each Presbytery, indicating the percent relationship that these several 
items bear to each other, and that 

The Synod request each Presbytery to build their final Budget around 
these figures, adhering strictly to the percentage relationship for that part 
of the final budget covering those items for Assembly's and Synod's 
Causes. 

Rev. R. E. McClure reported attendance for himself and 
Ruling Elder J. P. Booth as Trustees of Davidson College, and the 
report was received as information. 

The following Minutes of the Commission to install Rev. H. R. 
McFadyen at Macclesfield were admitted to record: 

Your Commission for installing Rev. H. R. McFadyen as Pastor at 
Macclesfield report that the Commission met on the 2nd Wednesday even- 
ing of November 1939. Rev. Norman Johnson presided, preached and 
propounded the constitutional questions. Rev. J. H. Satterfield charged 
the pastor. Ruling Elder Dr. B. W. Brown, charged the people. 

B. W. BROWN, Clerk. 

The following Minutes of the Commission to Install Rev. T. H. 
Hamilton at Kinston were admitted to record : 

The Commission to install Rev. T. H. Hamilton as Pastor at Kinston 
met at the Presbyterian Church, Kinston, on the afternoon of May 5, 
1940. Present: Chairman, Rev. R. E. McClure, Rev. R. S. Boyd, D.D., 
Ruling Elder J. Nat Harrison. 

Mr. McClure presided, Dr. Boyd preached, Mr. McClure outlined the 
action of Presbytery, propounded the constitutional questions to Minister 
and Congregation, and charged the Minister. Mr. Harrison delivered the 
charge to the Congregation. 

The meeting was opened and closed with prayer. 

REV. R. E. McCLURE, Chairman. 

Presbytery took recess for ten minutes prior to hearing the 
report of the Committee on Assembly's Work. 

Assembly's Work 

Rev. E. C. Lynch directed the presentation of the work of the 
Assembly's Agencies and the following were presented by chairmen of 
sub-committees, together with verbal reports. 

The verbal reports were received as information and the recommen- 
dations adopted, as follows: 

Foreign Missions 

1. That we acknowledge with gratitude the blessings of God upon 
the work of the year just closed. 

2. That all pastors be urged to keep the missionary responsibility 
before their people during the coming year. 

3. That all Church organizations be urged to make the largest pos- 
sible use of the special mission study season in January week of self denial 
and prayer. 

4. That all pastors be asked to urge the men of their Churches to 
attend the Foreign Mission Conference at Montreat this summer. 

5. That all pastors be asked to preach on Foreign Missions during 
the year, and that as often as possible invite a Missionary to speak in 
their church. 

6. That we engage in prayer at this time for God's special blessing 
upon our Executive Committee and for the Missionaries in all our fields. 

REV. J. A. SATTERFIELD, Sub-Chairman. 

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Home Missions 

1. That, in view of the enlarging task of the Assembly's Home Mis- 
sions, the Presbytery urge all churches to recognize the importance of this 
Committee receiving its full and rightful share of the benevolent contri- 
butions. 

2. That the period, October 1-November 9, be set apart as a special 
season for home mission study, and that the week of November 2-9, 1941, 
be designated as the week of Prayer and Self-Denial for Assembly's Home 
Missions with a generous offering in all churches and organizations for 
this cause. 

3. That the book, "Why Stand Ye Idle?" be commended for use as 
the study book for the home mission period in all organizations of the 
church. 

REV. H. M. WILSON, Sub-Chairman. 

Christian Education and Ministerial Relief 

1. That Presbytery order printed in the Appendix of the Minutes: 

A. The record of the giving in the Presbytery to March 31, 1941, to 
the Ministers' Annuity Fund. 

B. The statement of who has received aid from Ministerial Relief, 
and in what amounts during the past year. 

2. That Presbytery approve the applications of these on this list for 
a like amount for the current church year. 

3. That recognition be taken of the fact that this Presbytery gave to 
Christian Education and Ministerial Relief the sum total of $1,522.13, and 
that beneficiaries from the Presbytery received $1,867.70 in gifts and 
$24.00 as a loan. 

4. That special emphasis be laid upon adequately supporting this 
Committee with regular giving and the special offering at Christmas. 

5. That the list of Ministers and their standing in the Minister's 
Annuity Fund be received as information and referred to the Commission 
on the Minister and His Work for such action as they deem wise. 

REV. R. E. McCLURE, Sub-Chairman. 

Assembly's Training School 

1. That this Presbytery reaffirm its approval of and purpose to 
cooperate with the Assembly's Training School in the Campaign to raise 
$350,000. 

2. Since one-half of the churches of the Presbytery have not reported 
any pledges to the campaign, we urge those churches to set a time in the 
near future when this cause shall be presented to their members. 

3. That, in lieu of the fact that less than one-fourth of the apportion- 
ment to the Presbytery has been pledged, we urge those churches that 
have presented the cause to consider the possibility of bringing the matter 
again to the attention of their members with the hope of increasing their 
gifts. 

REV. L. R. SCOTT, D.D., Sub-Chairman. 

Rev. L. R. Scott, D.D., presented the report on Religious Edu- 
cation, which was under consideration when a motion was made 
and carried to take recess until 2 P. M. 

Rev. E. C. Lynch dismissed the Presbytery with prayer. 



2 P. M. 



Presbytery reconvened at 2 P. M. and was led in prayer by 
Rev. Chester Alexander. 

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The report of the Committee on Religious Education was 
taken up, received as information, in general, and a summary 
adopted for the Minutes, as follows: 

Religious Education 

1. Children's Division. 

Plans tor Vacation Bible Schools are under the direction of Mr. H. H. 
McLean, chairman of this division. Several workers will be available to 
assist churches which desire this help. It is urged that every church and 
mission plan for a school during the summer. 

2. Young People's Division, Rev. J. N. Dendy, Chairman. 

The Synod's Conference for Young People will be held at Davidson 
College, June 11-18, at a cost of $10.00 for each delegate. The Conference 
of Albemarle Presbytery's Young People will be held at Peace Junior 
College, July 7-12, at a cost of $7.50. Churches are urged to send their 
select young people to these conferences. 

3. Leadership Training, Mrs. C. C. Todd, Chairman. 

A very helpful and successful institute for pastors and superintendents 
was held in Tarboro on March 5th, under the sponsorship of the Synod's 
Committee, Rev. J. O. Mann, D.D., Director. Some churches have sent 
workers to the Montreat Leadership School. The importance of local 
Training Classes, or Schools, is emphasized and in addition every church 
which can do so is urged to send at least one worker to the Montreat 
Leadership Training School. 

4. Adult Division, Mr. A. E. Gibson, Chairman. 

The problems of the Young Adult group are receiving much attention 
throughout the church, as is the matter of unifying the work of adult 
classes through an Adult Council. The Assembly's Committee on Men's 
Work is working diligently, under the leadership of the new Director, 
Mr. S. J. Patterson, to formulate a church-wide program for men's work. 

5. Sunday School Extension and Rural Work, Rev. H. R. McFadyen, 
Chairman. 

Seventeen outpost Sunday schools are reported by the churches of the 
Presbytery. There are many other opportunities for ministering to neg- 
lected people, some in small and isolated districts. The churches are 
urged to search out such places and to take advantage of what seem even 
small opportunities. 

6. Religious Education in Public Schools, Rev. Hugh E. Powel, 
Chairman. 

Several places in our Presbytery already have Bible teaching in con- 
nection with the public schools. In others, the plan is under consideration. 
The chairman of this Division will be glad to supply information to those 
who may be interested in the movement. 

REV. L. R. SCOTT, D.D., Chairman. 

Rev. C. A. Lawrence presented the following report for the 
Committee on Sessional Records, which was adopted : 

Sessional Records 

The Sessional Records presented to Presbytery were examined, fol- 
loAving the Official Report of the Session as a guide, with the following 
results: 

Books approved without exception: Cann Memorial, Bethlehem, 
Goldsboro, Farmville, Greenville. 

Books approved with exceptions noted: (Numbers refer to Official 
Blank appearing in each Book) La Grange, 1. 5, 7; Kinston, 7; Rocky 
Mount 2nd, 7; Howard Memorial, 5, 7, 9, 12; Washington, 9; Williamston, 

7, 10; Wilson, 6. 12; Snow Hill, 1; Rocky Mount 1st, 6, 9; Fountain, 

8, 9, 10; Falkland. 7; Pinetops. 7, 3, 9; Macclesfield. 7. 9; Jason, 1, 7. 

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Books not presented at this meeting: Ahoskie, Bear Grass, Calvary, 
Edenton, Henderlite Memorial, Morton, Nahalah, New Bern, Roberson's 
Chapel. 

Book did not have official blank as part of record: Wm. and Mary 
Hart - REV. C. A. LAWRENCE, Chairman. 

The special Nominating Committee made a report which 
materially changed the personnel of many committees, and set up 
the committees on Assembly's and Synod's Causes as provided 
for in the Manual revisions. 

The report which was adopted is as follows : 

Nominations 

Term of Office Expiring in the Spring: 

Trustees of Presbytery: W. G. Weeks, of Rocky Mount, 1st, to suc- 
ceed himself. W. S. Wilkinson, of Rocky Mount, to fill unexpired term 
of C. A. Johnson, deceased. 

Trustee of Peace: H. H. Littrell, to succeed himself. 

Trustee of Davidson: Rev. R. E. McClure to succeed himself. 

Term of Office Expiring in the Fall: 

New Permanent Committees: 

Foreign Missions: Rev. L. W. Kessler, Chairman, 19 43, R.F.D. 2, 
Tarboro; C. S. Hollister, 1942, New Bern; Rev. J. A. Satterfield, Rocky 
Mount, 1941. 

Assembly's and Synod's Home Missions: Rev. E. C. Lynch, Chairman, 
1943, Wilson; J. H. Paylor, 1942, Farmville; Rev. H. M. Wilson, 1941, 
Farmville. 

Christian Education and Ministerial Relief: Rev. R. E. McClure, 
Chairman, 1943, New Bern; A. W. Houtz, 1942, Elizabeth City; Rev. Z. T. 
Piephoff, 1941, Williamston. 

Assembly's and Synod's Religious Education and Publication: Rev. 
R. L. Forbis, Jr., Chairman, 1943, Rocky Mount; J. H. Roberson. 1942. 
R.F.D., Williamston; Rev. F. E. Manning, 1941; La Grange. 

Assembly's Training School: Rev. R. S. Boyd, D.D., Chairman, 1943, 
Greenville; Dr. J. R. Edmundson, 1942, Wilson; Rev. J. N. Dendy, 1941. 
Tarboro. 

Bible Cause: Rev. C. A. Lawrence, Chairman, 1943. Falkland; R. A. 
Fountain, 1942, Fountain; Rev. J. A. Satterfield, 1941, Rocky Mount. 

Orphan's Home: Rev. H. M. Wilson, Chairman, 1943, Farmville; 
J. Nat Harrison, 1942, Greenville; Dr. W. L. Hand, 1941, New Bern. 

Educational Institutions: Rev. Hugh E. Powel, Chairman, 1943, 
Washington; A. P. Thorpe, 1942, Rocky Mount; R. B. Peters, Jr., 1941, 
Tarboro. 

Changes in existing committees: 

Religious Education in the Presbytery: Rev. L. R. Scott, D.D., to be 
Chairman. Rev. F. E. Manning, to succeed Rev. J. S. Bennett. J. P. 
Booth to succeed, C. A. Johnson, deceased. 

Finance and Auditing: Rev. T. H. Hamilton to be Chairman, filling 
vacancy left from last meeting. 

Woman's Work: Rev. Hugh E. Powel to be Chairman. 

Evangelism and Spiritual Life: Rev. Norman Johnson to succeed Rev. 
J. S. Bennett. 

Examining Committee: Rev. R. E. McClure, Chairman. Theology — 
Rev. Norman Johnson and Rev. R. S. Boyd, D.D. Sacraments — Rev. Z. T. 
Piephoff and Rev. J. A. Satterfield. Church Government — Rev. H. R. 
McFadyen and Rev. C. C. Crawford. Thesis and Exegesis — Rev. L. R. 
Scott, D.D. and Rev. H. M. Wilson. 

(The Directory in front of Minutes embodies all these changes. Stated 
Clerk.) REV. H. R. McFADYEN, Chairman. 

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The Stated Clerk reported certain records obtained from Mr. 
J. J. Summerell, and enumerated certain copies of Minutes needed 
to complete files at Montreat, Union Seminary and in his file. 

He was authorized to publish a statement of these needs in 
the columns of the Christian Observer. 

Records that are lacking : 

In file of Stated Clerk: Manuscript Volumes I and II, and presumably 
IV, V and subsequent records. Printed copies, Fall 1893, Spring 1903, 
Fall 1903, and the Spring and Fall of the years 1907 to 1910, inclusive. 

At Montreat: Minutes of Fall 1906, Spring 1907, and Fall 1908 and 
Spring 1909. 

At Spence Library, Spring and Fall of the years 1919-1927, inclusive. 

Rev. E. C. Lynch made a verbal report for the Commission on 
the Minister and His Work, which was received as information. 

Rev. R. L. Forbis, Chairman, made a verbal report for the 
Committee on Synod's Work, which was received as information. 

Rev. R. E. McClure, Chairman of the committee on boundaries 
with Wilmington Presbytery, reported that no progress was in 
sight and asked that the committee be discharged. The report 
was received as information and the request granted. 

The invitation of the Falkland Church was accepted for the 
Mid-summer Meeting and the date set for July 15, 1941. 

Rev. R. E. McClure proposed that the Steering Committee be 
directed to arrange a popular meeting as each of the four meet- 
ings of Presbytery each year, assigning one of the newly erected 
Permanent Committees on Assembly's and/or Synod's Work for 
each such meeting. 

After discussion this was ordered done. 

A proposal that a sermon be preached, in addition to the open- 
ing sermon, by some member of the Presbytery assigned to same, 
and that the Communion of the Lord's Supper be celebrated at 
each Stated Spring and Fall Session, was docketed for further 
consideration at the Mid-summer meeting. 

Ruling Elder A. P. Thorpe presented the report of the Stand- 
ing Committee on Thanks. It was adopted by a rising vote. (By 
some mishap, a copy of said report was misplaced by the Clerk 
and does not appear in the Minutes.) 

Ruling Elder H. H. Littrell reported attendance as Trustee of 
Peace Junior College. 

Rev. J. Norton Dendy made the report on Woman's Work 
which was adopted and is as follows : 

Albemarle Presbyterial Auxiliary 

The Woman's Auxiliary has had a good year under the efficient leader- 
ship of Mrs. J. C. Gardner, the Presbyterial President. This organization 
continues to hold highest place in a broad field of service. 

The following facts have been gathered from a report of the Recording 
Secretary of the Presbyterial: 

There are 25 local auxiliaries with 1,720 members, and 1,241 women 
enlisted in some study or service. There are 69 general circles and 8 
home circles and 11 business women's circles. During the past year 17 
auxiliaries have written the history of their organizations. There are 

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549 daily Bible readers and 735 studying Bible in some class. There are 
400 members of prayer groups, with 220 members having family worship 
and 523 who use "Day By Day." This is a decrease over the number used 
last year. 

It is to be noted that while there is an increase in membership there 
is a decrease on the use of "Day By Day" and other items concerning the 
devotional life. This item is mentioned so the pastors will insist on 
attention to the development of the devotional life, especially in the use 
of "Day By Day" which is issued by our Presbyterian Committee of 
Publication. 

Contributions 

Total to all Benevolences $10,986 

Total to all Local Church Work 3,593 

Total to all Miscellaneous Items 629 

Grand Total All Contributions 15,20 8 

Total Increase over last year 1,049 

Percapita Giving $8.84 

REV. J. N. DENDY, Chairman. 

The special committee appointed to audit the books of the 
Treasurer of Home Missions reported same to be accurate and in 
good order, and said report was adopted. 

The Farmville church asked permission to raise the terms of 
the call for the pastoral services of Rev. H. M. Wilson from $550 
to $600 per annum. It was certified to the Presbytery that this 
action was taken in regular congregational meeting, and said 
request was granted. 

The time for adjournment having come, the docket being com- 
pleted, the minutes were read and approved. 

The Presbytery adjourned to meet in Mid-summer Session, at 
Falkland, July 15th, at 10:30 A. M., and was dismissed with 
prayer by Rev. J. A. Satterfield. 

REV. J. N. DENDY, Moderator. 
REV. R. L. FORBIS, JR., Permanent Clerk. 
Attest: REV. R. E. McCLURE, Stated Clerk. 



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APPENDIX 



MANUAL REVISIONS 

Paragraphs 28-31 stricken out and in their place inserted New Para- 
graphs Numbered 28-30, setting up as many Permanent Committees as 
there are Benevolent Agencies of the Assembly and the Synod, with the 
exception of one committee for Assembly's and Synod's Home Missions 
and one committee for Assembly's and Synod's Religious Education. (See 
page 30 of this issue of the Minutes for details. See Directory for 
personnel.) 



SCHEDULE OF BENEVOLENT ASKINGS FOR THE YEAR 
BEGINNING APRIL 1, 1941 

Ahoskie $ 150 La Grange $ 50 

Bethlehem 120 Macclesfield 75 

Bear Grass 100 Morton 30 

Calvary 50 Nahalah 150 

Cann Memorial 350 New Bern 1,200 

Edenton 20 Pinetops 400 

Falkland 150 Roberson's Chapel 75 

Farmville 300 Rocky Mount 1st 4,500 

Fountain 250 Rocky Mount 2nd 150 

Goldsboro 2,100 Snow Hill 150 

Greenville 1,500 Washington 2,100 

Henderlite Mem. 25 Williamston 200 

Howard Memorial 3,200 Wilson 3,400 

Jason 75 Wm. and Mary Hart 300 

Kinston 800 

1941-1942 ASSESSMENTS ON CHURCHES FOR OVER-HEAD 
EXPENSES OF THE PRESBYTERY 

(To compute the Assessment on any one church the amount reported 
to the General Assembly of 1940 as paid to Pastor's Salary, Column 1, is 
added to that paid to Current Expenses, Column 2, and the total, Column 
3, is multiplied by 1.5%. The result is calculated to the nearest whole 
dollar, Column 4. If an error in calculation or copying will be called to 
the attention of the Treasurer, the Assessment on that church will be 
adjusted.) 

Church Col. I Col. 2 Col. 3 Col. 4 

Ahoskie $ 400 $ S14 $1,214 $ 18 

Bear Grass 100 169 269 4 

Bethlehem 375 93 468 7 

Calvary 45 45 1 

Cann Memorial 518 1,038 1,556 23 

Edenton 1 

Falkland 360 170 530 8 

Farmville 600 313 913 14 

Fountain 875 275 1,150 17 

Goldsboro 3,300 3,320 6,620 99 

Greenville 3,000 4,139 7,139 107 

Henderlite Mem. 1 

Howard Memorial 3,600 2.210 5,810 87 

Jason 200 65 265 4 

Kinston 1,625 1,902 3,527 53 

La Grange 200 80 280 4 

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Col. 2 



Col. 3 



Col. 4 



Church Col. I 

Macclesfield 189 

Morton 35 

Nahalah 500 

New Bern 1,800 

Pinetops 900 

Roberson's Chapel 50 

Rocky Mount 1st 3,600 

Rocky Mount 2nd 440 

Snow Hill 175 

Washington 2,625 

Wm. and Mary Hart 633 

Williamston 100 

Wilson 3,000 

CANDIDATES FOR THE MINISTRY 

Searight, Henry Brown, 20 6 Bonner Street, Washington, N. C, Union 
Theological Seminary. 

Sanders, Frank Powell, Tarboro, N. C, Center College, Ky. 

MINISTERS' ANNUITY FUND 

410 Urban Building, Louisville, Ky. 



183 


372 


6 


26 


61 


1 


160 


660 


10 


2,016 


3,816 


57 


362 


1,262 


19 


137 


187 


3 


6,386 


9,986 


150 


758 


1,198 


18 


321 


496 


7 


2,052 


4,677 


70 


389 


1,022 


15 


376 


476 


7 


2,138 


5,138 


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Report of Pledges and Payments 

PRESBYTERY OF ALBEMARLE 

The last column, "Amounts Paid 1940-41," records the amount received at 

the Louisville office for this CHURCH YEAR — April 1, 19 40, to 

March 31, 1941. 



Church : 

Ahoskie 

Bear Grass 

Bethlehem 

Calvary 

Cann Memorial 

Edenton 

Falkland 

Farmville 

Fountain 

Goldsboro, First 1,370.53 

Greenville 

Henderlite Memorial 

Hollywood 

Howard Memorial 1,000.00 

Jason 

Kinston, First 

La Grange 

Macclesfield 

Mayo (mission) 

Meadowbrook 

Morton 

Nahalah 

New Bern 

Pinetops 

Roberson's Chapel 

Rocky Mount: 

First 

Second 

Runnymede (mission) 

Snow Hill 

Washington, First 125.00 



Balance of 
Pledges 


AMOl 

1930 to 


Outstanding 


3/31/40 




$ 40.00 




98.00 


152.50 


103.88 


179.20 


946.17 


31.50 


200.50 


33.00 


95.50 


97.50 


250.00 


129.00 


259.00 


1,370.53 


1,366.25 


796.00 


1,951.50 



39.00 



24.50 
215.67 
185.50 



809.01 
285.50 



April I, 1940 to 
March 31, 1941 



50.00 

26.50 

2,000.00 

77.00 



86.50 
781.09 
503.00 

63.00 

5,534.97 
101.88 

50.00 
2,795.00 



41.62 



20.00 



30.00 



565.57 
273.50 



3,372.00 



15.75 



8.00 

85.84 

111.50 



265.24 
17.00 



80.00 



40 



Church : 
William & Mary Hart Chapel 

Williamston, First 

Wilson 

Presbyterial Auxiliary 

Miscellaneous 



Balance of 

Pledges 

Outstanding 

800.00 



382.00 



AMOUNTS PAID 

1930 to April I, 1940 to 

3/31/40 March 31, 1941 

6.00 

139.00 

4,175.50 185.50 

105.23 

237.00 



Total Cash and Pledges- 



$ 6,655.41 
-$33,769.40 



$22,042.47 



$ 5,071.52 



MINISTERIAL RELIEF 

1940-1941 
PRESBYTERY OF ALBEMARLE 



Name 
Butler, Mrs. Mary R. H._ 



Address 

.104 N. Williams St. 

Goldsboro, N. C. 

Crane, Rev. Arthur J Bethel, N. C. 

Harden, Mrs. Florence K._505 S. Hill St., 

Griffin, Ga. 
Searight, Mrs. Mary B 103 Bonner St., 

Washington, N. C. 

Venable, Mrs. Sallie G Colora, Md. 

Wildman, Rev. John T Parmele, N. C. 



Months Monthly Total 



Paid 


Amt. 


Paid 


12 


$15 


$180 


12 


40 


480 


12 


15 


180 


12 


25 


300 


12 


20 


240 


12 


40 


480 

7.70 Special 



2 Ministers 
4 Widows 



6 Homes 



$ 967.70 
900.00 

$1,867.70 
1940 YOUNG PEOPLE'S CONFERENCE 



Peace College, Raleigh, N. 
July 1-5, 1940 



Enrollment 

Boys Girls Total 

Pioneers, 12, 13, 14 18 47 65 

Seniors 15-23 30 57 87 

Totals 48 104 152 

Attendance 

143 Regular Delegates at $6.00 $858 

4 Council Members at $4.00 16 

1 Adult Advisor at $6.00 6 

2 Special, One Day Each 2 

3 League Officers, Free 

1 Registration, unpaid (withdrew) 

1 Delegate Free, Daughter of Member of Faculty 

1 Extra, (Zach Piephoff) 

2 2 Faculty, Counselors, etc. 



178 Individuals 

Financial 
Receipts : 

Balance from 1939 $ 21.20 

Registrations 882.00 

Extras From Delegates: 

Special Damage $ 5.55 

Picture Show 6.00 

Servants Tips 3.34 14.89 



$882 



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Sale of Maps — Geography Class 4.80 

Net Cash From Store: 

Expenses, H. H. Littrell 7.75 

Balance after giving to Y. P. 

League $10.00 1.08 8.83 

Refund, Mrs. C. C. Todd 1.10 

Gift, A Friend 1.60 

Disbursements : 

To College: 176 @ $4.00 $704.00 

2 @ $1.00 2.00 $706.00 

Normal Damage Fee 5.00 

Special Damage Fee 8.00 

Supplies for Mimeograph 1.54 14.54 

Gifts: To Officials 2.00 

To Servants 6.00 8.00 



Travel Expenses: 

Rev. and Mrs. A. R. Craig* 19.00 

Rev. and Mrs. T. H. Hamilton 2.00 

Rev. A. G. Courtenay 3.05 

Rev. H. M. Wilson 2.70 

Rev. Z. T. Piephoff** 4.00 

Dr. Geo. R. Cousar 7.50 

Rev. R. E. McClure 2.50 

W. Monroe Wicker 2.50 

Miss Margaret Weskett 2.50 

Miss Frances Bell 2.50 

Mrs. C. C. Todd 1.25 

Miss Mary McRae 1.50 

Miss Marjorie Williams 5.70 

Mrs. J. R. Phipps 3.75 

Miss Sarah Whitmore 2.00 

Tom Fry, Jr. 1.50 

Howard Littrell 3.75 

Miss Margaret Leonard 1.25 

Mrs. R. B. Peters 

Miss Mary Fararr 



$934.42 



$ 68.95 
Less $4.00 each paid in Board 
for Mary Ann Craig and Zach 

Piephoff 8.00 60.95 

Expenses during Conference: 

Fourth of July Party $ 5.00 

Moving Pictures 18.30 

Athletic Supplies .83 

Films for Group Pictures .70 

Eiler's Outline Maps** 4.77 

Books, Presbyterian Com.** 1.50 

Petty Cash, advanced* 1.45 

Mimeograph Stencils* .90 33.55 



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Expenses Prior to Conference: 

Postage* 3.00 

Mimeograph Paper* 3.00 

Mileage* 2.00 

Mimeograph Stencils* 2.40 

Telephone and Telegraph 

Prior to 6/25/40* $3.60 

After 6/25/40** 3.57 7.17 

Mrs. Norman Johnson** (telephone) 1.19 

Miscellaneous Expenses* 2.65 21.41 

Expenses Director To Montreat 25.00 $869.45 



Balance On Hand $ 64.97 

**Items so marked paid by direct Check. 
*Items so marked paid by three Checks, as follows: Postmaster, 
12.55; Cash, $8.77; Self, $7.57.. 

The remainder of the business was transacted with cash disbursements. 

Respectfully submitted, 

REV. R. E. McCLURE, Director. 



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BENEVOLENT CAUSES 



Presbytery has provided a Central Treasurer to receive all Benevolent 
Contributions. Presbytery has recommended that Churches use this office. 
Money so remitted will be disbursed strictly according to instructions. All 
undesignated funds will be divided on the basis indicated below. 

Presbytery has approved the basis indicated below for all churches in 
the distribution of funds to Benevolent Causes. See that each cause receives 
the percent indicated. 

It is urged that remittances be made at least quarterly, and monthly 
if possible. 

If sent direct, make payments to Treasurers as indicated. 



Cause Percent 
Foreign Missions 21.5 

Assembly's Home Missions 12 

Christian Education and 

Ministerial Relief 7 

Religious Educ. (Assembly) 2 

Assembly's Training School 8 

Bible Cause — .5 

Synod's Home Missions 9 

Schools and Colleges 7 

Union Theological Seminary 1.2 

Orphans' Home 6 

Religious Education in 

Synod (Note) - 3 

Presbytery's Home Missions 30 

100 
Note: Includes Religious Work 



Treasurer 

Curry B. Hearn, Box 330, 

Nashville, Tenn. 
A. N. Sharpe, 573 W. Peachtree 

St., N. E., Atlanta, Ga. 
Wm. H. Hopper, 410 Urban Bldg., 

Louisville, Ky. 
E. D. Grant, Presbyterian Bldg., 

Richmond, Va. 
Geo. W. Call, P. O. Box 1924, 

Richmond, Va. 
Gilbert Darlington, Bible House, 

New York City 
E. E. Gillespie, P. O. Box 1124, 

Greensboro, N. C. 
E. E. Gillespie, P. O. Box 1124, 

Greensboro, N. C. 
M. W. Norfleet, Jr., 3401 Brook 

Road, Richmond, Va. 
Ernest Milton, 

Barium Springs, N. C. 
E. L. Barber, 

Aberdeen, N. C. 
H. R. McFadyen, Pinetops s N. C. 



at State Institutions. 



Presbytery's Treasurer of Benevolences : 
REV. Z. T. PIEPHOFF, Williamston, N. C. 



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